Today we are going to use our investigation skills - a very important area of maths!
This week we have been looking at 2D shapes and their properties. Today we are going to combine our maths skills and our art skills.
You will need a ruler for this maths investigation and a steady hand!
This week you have seen regular pentagons (5 sides), hexagons (6 sides), and octagons (8 sides). Today you will be making irregular pentagons, hexagons and octagons. You may even be making some heptagons (7 sided - 50p coin).
Irregular shapes are shapes where the sides are not the same length.
This is a regular hexagon
but this shape is also a hexagon, it has 6 sides, it is just an irregular hexagon.
Today in your activity you will be making lots of irregular shapes.
Age 5 to 7
For this activity, you'll need:
Using your pencil and ruler, draw some straight lines on a piece of paper to make an interesting pattern. You can draw as many or as few as you like. This is what I drew:
Can you describe what you see in your own pattern?
Can you find any shapes which have three sides?
How about any with four sides?
Which shape or shapes have the most sides?
Using your coloured pencils or pens, decorate all the three-sided shapes in same way. You could colour them all in using a particular colour or you could cover them with a special design or pattern.
Can you decorate all the four-sided shapes in another way or colour?
How about the five-sided/six-sided ... shapes
How many different irregular shapes did you make?
CHALLENGE – Can you find out what is the name of a four sided shape if it is not a square or rectangle? Can you draw some?
Have a look at this picture. It is a picture taken from a story we are going to focus on next week. We have completed tasks like this when we have been introduced to a new book, but just like normal, I'm not going to tell you the title of the story just yet!
It makes you really look and uses the reading skills of inference and prediction.
Look carefully at the picture, what can you see? Complete the sentence starters and answer the questions below in your book. If you would like a copy of the picture you can find a copy below.
Today I would like you to have some time to finish off any of the work from this week. You might like to go back and choose another St George's Day activity, finish your Little Red Riding Hood Writing or have a look at your Mymaths or phonic bug accounts. If you haven't yet looked at the R.E or reflection activity why not have a listen to my whole school assembly!
You might choose an activity from the pages below or get outside and enjoy the sunshine! I'm assuming all your bedrooms are tidy!
Take care and have a lovely weekend!