Y4 Maths

Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes Lesson

This Year 4 Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of drawing 2D shapes and adding and subtracting lengths, before moving onto the main skill of calculating the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

>National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 4: (4M7a) Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This Year 4 Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of drawing 2D shapes and adding and subtracting lengths, before moving onto the main skill of calculating the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

Pupils can practice adding and subtracting different lengths by playing this Year 3 Add and Subtract Lengths Game.

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Flash Cards Activity

In this Year 3 Add and Subtract Lengths Flash Cards Game, pupils need to add or subtract the lengths together to work out the answers.

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Video Tutorial

In this Add and Subtract Lengths Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to calculate lengths in centimetres and metres.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of drawing 2D shapes and adding and subtracting lengths, before moving onto the main skill of perimeter of rectilinear shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

Laura demonstrates how to calculate the value of missing measurements in this Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes Video Tutorial.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

In this Year 4 Perimeter of Shapes Sequencing Activity, pupils will use their knowledge of calculating the perimeter of rectilinear shapes, in both metres and centimetres.

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Reasoning Practice Activity

This Year 4 Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes Reasoning Practice activity check pupils’ understanding of the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

This perimeter of rectilinear shapes extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the perimeter of rectilinear shapes lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Perimeter of Rectilinear Figures Maths Challenge checks your pupils’ understanding of measuring the perimeter of a rectilinear figure.