**Mister Len Spectacles the Optician couldn’t see a thing.
His eyesight was so bad, he misplaced everything he should have had.
He switched things off instead of on,
So the things he cooked were always overdone.
He couldn’t see where anything was gone.
Trying to focus, he put clothes in the dishwasher
And dishes in the washing machine …
No wonder they didn’t turn out that clean !
So concerned was the Optician about his vision,
He set about buying new spectacles like he was on a mission.
He polished his lenses so they were shiny and bright,
Now at least he could see the light alright all night !**

**…. Mister Len Spectacles the Optician cannot read his book at all. He has real problems trying to focus on these letters and his spectacles are being mended at the moment. So can you help ? Add either “glass” or “glasses” to these words and phrases to complete these spellings.**

**sun ________**

**________ – blower**

**field ________**

**________ – eye**

**opera ________**

**________ window**

**________ house**

**________ ful**

**________ ware**

**dark ________**

**________ of water**

**________ y eyed**

**The Focus Hocus Pocus Mathematics Game
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**1/ Mister Len Spectacles the Optician could only see half way across the road, which was 4.8 m wide – how far could he see ? Show your working out.**

**2/ On Safari, when Mister Len Spectacles the Optician put on his field glasses, he could see twice as many of the 45 zebras, three times as many of the 30 cheetahs, four times as many of the snakes (there were really only 28) and five times as many of the 56 elephants. How many animals could he see in total ? Show your working out.**

**3/ At the swimming baths, Mister Len Spectacles the Optician couldn’t see. He fell over and slipped over one eighth of the poolside, which was 30 metes long. How far did he travel in his slide ? Until he put on his goggles, he could only see 10% of the other swimmers (160 people). How many people could he see. Show your working out.**

**4/ In the shops, Mister Len Spectacles the Optician didn’t see the cans of baked beans stacked on high and when he bumped into them with his trolley, he knocked down one fifth. Originally, the pile was 25 cans wide, 30 cans long and 50 cans high. How many did Mister Len Spectacles the Optician knock over and how many stayed in place ? Show your working out.**

**5/ On his Summer holidays, Mister Len Spectacles the Optician was dazzled by the Sun and couldn’t see. He bought a pair of new sunglasses for £3.90 – how much change did he receive from £20.00 ? Show your working out.**

**6/ In his garden, Mister Len Spectacles the Optician was so bad that he bumped into the wall and knocked off 3 bricks with his lawnmower. There were originally 150 bricks in the wall – how many were there now ?**

**7/ Mister Len Spectacles the Optician decided to take driving lessons. He drove 2.5 km into town, 1.9 km to the supermarket, 4.2 km to cafe and then home again. How far did he travel in total ? Of course, he didn’t see the traffic lights and went through on red !**

**8/ Mister Len Spectacles the Optician made himself a 240 ml glass of orange juice but because his eyesight was so poor, it tasted horrible. There should have been one part water to seven parts of juice. Instead he mixed his juice half and half. How much of the 240 ml glass was in the first and in the second glass of juice.**

**9/ Mister Len Spectacles the Optician accidentally put three times as many cornflakes into his bowl for breakfast. He really only wanted to put 1.8 grams – how many did he put instead ?**

**10/ Mister Len Spectacles the Optician bought eight times as many potatoes as he needed from the supermarket. When he got home, he realised that he had brought 72 spuds. How many should he have bought ?**

**Spectacles Spectacle
Add the letters S – P – E – C (in any order) to complete these words and phrases.**

**________ imen**

**________ tacular**

**________ ific**

**________ial**

**________ ialist**

**________ kled**

**________ k**

**________ ulate**

**________ ulative**

**________ ification**

**________ ialist**

**________ ies**

**________ iality**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**

**Answers : sun glasses ; glass – blower ; field glasses ; glass – eye ; opera glasses ; glass window ; glass house ; glassful ; glass ware ; dark glasses; glass of water ; glassy eyed**

**Answers :
1/ 4.8 / 2 = 2. 4 metres
2/ (45 x 2) + (3 x 30) + (4 x 28) + (5 x 56) = 90 + 90 + 112 + 280 = 572 animals
3/ a) 30 / 8 = 3.75 metres b) 160 / 10 = 16
4/ (25 x 30 x 50) – (25 x 30 x 50 / 5 = 37, 500 – 7, 500 = 30, 000
5/ 20 – 3.9 = £16.10
6/ 150 – 3 = 147
7/ 2 x (2.5 + 1.9 + 4.2) = 8.6 x 2 = 17.2 km
8/ Glass 1 = Ratio 1 : 7 = 30 : 210 ; Glass 2 = 240 / 2 = 120 mls
9/ 1.8 x 3 = 5.4 g
10/ 75 / 8 = 9**

**Answers : specimen ; spectacular ; specific ; special ; specialist ; speckled ; speck ; speculate ; speculative ; specification ; specialist ; species ; speciality**