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This week we will be learning about some of the different types of measure starting with length. Do you know what the word length means already? Could you guess?


Length means how long an object is. It could be how long a pencil is or it could be something even bigger like how long a road is. Look at these pictures can you tell which rectangle is longer?


To write down your answer you can use one of our old friends: Charlie Crocodile! Remember Charlie Crocodile likes to eat the biggest number so make sure Charlie Crocodile is facing the longest rectangle.


If you want to make sure that you answer is definitely right you can check using a ruler to measure how long the rectangles are in centimetres.


Look at how I did it here. The rectangle has to start at the 0 on the ruler to get the right answer, just like on a number line. I have written the answer with cm at the end to stand for centimetres, this is very important. Now that you can see the length in centimetres you can see that Charlie Crocodile is looking at the right rectangle because it has the biggest number.



Now go outside and pick two objects (maybe a leaf and a stick). Now order them from longest to shortest and show your answer with Charlie Crocodile. See how many different number sentences you can make.



We are now going to learn a little bit about time. Do you know how long a minute is? There are 60 seconds in a minute. I wonder what you could do in that time. Watch the clock for one minute and think about what can be done in that length of time.


Could you tie you shoelaces? Could you walk to school? Could you go on holiday?


Try this matching activity and come up with your own ideas.

Here are some time facts for you to learn:

There are 60 seconds in a minute.

There are 60 minutes in an hour.

There are 24 hours in a day.

There are 7 days in a week.

There are 12 months in a year.


Do you know the days of the week? What about the months of the year? Watch these videos to help you learn them. Then have a go at answering these questions.

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