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Friday 24th April

Friday 24th April 2020


We are going to continue to look at angles. Yesterday, you looked at angles inside a triangle. We know that these always add up to 180 degrees.

Today, we are looking at different types of triangles and how we can use these to help us find the missing angles.

One type of triangle is an isosceles triangle:


Look at this link:

We are on Summer term- Week 1. Lesson 3 (Angles in a triangle special cases).

Please watch the video on this and look at how to work out any missing angles:

An isosceles triangle has 2 equal sides (the little lines show this) and 2 equal angles. So for example, if we know one of the angles at the bottom is 40 degrees, we know the other one must be 40 degrees as well.

We know that we’ve got 40 + 40 = 80.

So just like yesterday, we 180-80 = 100 degrees.


An equilateral triangle has equal sides. All the sides are the same and so all the angles must be the same.

So we need three equal numbers that add to 180 degrees.

So if we divide 180 by 3 = 60 degrees. So each angle in an equilateral triangle must be 60 degrees.


Today, please watch the video and complete the worksheet that goes along with it. I have attached this below if you can’t access it from the website. When you have finished, mark your work using the mark scheme. See how well you have done! 





Today we are going to do something a little different!

Here is a link to follow:

This is a video of Emma Carroll speaking about her book Letters from the Lighthouse. Emma Carroll is our author of the half term and she wrote many books including letters from the Lighthouse which is based in WWII. She has made a video answering some questions about herself, being an author and reading an extract from the book. At the end, she gives you two tasks that I would like you to do.

  1. In the book, the children go around the village completing tasks and taking things for people. Obviously, we can’t go out and do this now so please don’t try! Instead, plan a map around your local area and think about what you would like to deliver to those around you- this might be your neighbours, your friends or your family. What would you like to take and give them! Plan out your journey. You could draw this out as a map, maybe a bird’s eye view map or you could write out the journey you would want to take when you can!
  2.  Secondly, she asks you to complete a writing task. Write a letter to someone you want to. This could be family, friends or someone at school. Tell them what you have been up to, your thoughts and feelings at the moment and what you want to do when this is all over and you can see them again! If you can safely, you could post this letter into a postbox if you go past one on your daily exercise- I’m sure they’d love to receive it. Only do this if you can do it safely and following the government guidelines correctly. If not, save it and give it to them when this is all over!




Last lesson you learnt about Mexico. We are going to look at the country of Mexico. Below is a map of Mexico. If you can print this, you may want to so you can label on to the map. If not, you can draw the map onto some paper to label onto. You are going to label these places onto your map:

  • Mexico City
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Tijuana
  • Guadalajara
  • Chihuahua.

This website will help you find the locations of the places to label:

You can also research Mexico map by googling this to find images of maps to help you do this!



Remember I love seeing your work and the fun things you are doing! Keep sending them to