Nouns are words that name things.
Concrete nouns are name for things that you can see, touch, smell or hear.
chair road owl
Abstract nouns are names for ideas or feelings.
happiness power success
Collective nouns are names for groups of people or things.
a pack of wolves a gaggle of geese
In your home learning book, sort the nouns below into concrete, abstract and collective nouns.
Watch and listen to either of the versions of the Tin Forest; sort the nouns that you hear into the three groups. Which group does not have any nouns? Can you think of a couple of examples of this noun that fit with the objects and living things in this book?
Outdoor Problem Solving Activity
Square metre rectangles
Vocabulary: square, rectangle, oblong, square metre, area, estimate
Resources: newspapers, sellotape, scissors, measuring tape (or ruler), chalk (if you have it) and a calculator
Make a square metre out of newspaper.
Without looking at your newspaper template, draw/ mark an oblong on your patio/ garden that you think has the area of 1 m2 (1 square metre)
Measure your oblong and calculate the area.
Use your newspaper template to see how close you were.
Redraw/ mark your oblong so you get closer to 1 m2
Now can you draw mark an area of 2 m2, 3 m2....
What dimensions of your rectangle will you measure?
How will you measure it?
How will you calculate the area?
In what kind of real life situation would it be useful to be able to visualise and measure area?