Mister Coast The Brave Lifeguard

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lifebelt1.jpg 1. Looking through the periscope, the lifeguard could see four times further than normal. If he could normally see 50 m away, how far could he see through his periscope ?

lifebelt1.jpg 2. The lifeguard passed three rock pools every 15 metres. How many rock pools did he pass in 3 km ?

lifebelt1.jpg 3. The lifeguard washed his wellington boots in salt water. The puddle came 10 % of the way up his boots. If his boots were 50 cm high, how deep was the puddle ?

lifebelt1.jpg 4. The lifeguard threw a buoy on two – thirds of a string. If the buoy landed 200 metres away, how much string was left in his hand ?

lifebelt1.jpg 5. The lifeguard station received three emergency telephone calls every hour. How many calls were received in one week ?

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Periscope

Find a toilet tube and make a periscope (you could do this as a classroom activity). Then look at these words to spot the letters “peri”.

experience

experiment

perigone

period

periodical

periodically

perinatal

periodic

perimeter

periodate

periodontal

periosteum

periphery

periphrasis

perisarc

perish

perishable

peristaltic

peristome

peritoneum

periwinkle

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What other things might a lifeguard spot on the beach with a periscope ? Fill in the gaps to spell them correctly.

c * * kles

* oat

s * nd

s * bmarine

m * * sels

l * * hthouse

ro * ks

w * vesse *

be * ch

s * ndcastle

cl * uds

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Rule Britannia !

Which is the correct one to use – ool or – ule or – uel ? Fill in the gaps.

1. I drew a straight line with a _____r.

2. The crocodile started to d _____.

3. I filled up the car engine with f _____.

4. The lifeguard found the water was quite c_____.

5. I studied history at sch _____.

6. I fell off the st _____.

7. I visited Blackp_____.

8. I knitted a jumper with w _____.

9. The workman fetched a hammer from his t _____lkit. 

10. I felt a f _____.

11. The wicked witch was cr_____.

12. I played a game of p _____ with my friends.

13. I took a ride on a m _____.

14. I ate a dish of gr _____. 15. He f_____ed me into thinking he was a legitimate.

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Row, Row, Row Ya’ Boat !

Add the letters R – O to complete the words.

 __ __ man 

__ __ se

__ __ ot

__ __ of

__ __ mance

__ __ ok

__ __ de

__ __ pe

__ __ ast

__ __ ly poly

__ __ dent

__ __ cket

 __ __ om

 __ __ ll

__ __ mp

__ __ ller coaster

__ __ ckaway

__ __ gue

__ __ deo

b __ __ ke

c __ __ ok

b __ __ ok

p __ __ ve

g __ __ w

eyeb __ __ w

f __ __ wn    

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : cockles; boat; sand; submarine; mussels; lighthouse; rocks; waves; sea; beach; sandcastle; clouds

Answers :

1. 200 m;

2. 3 (3000 / 15 = 200) = 600

3. 5

4. 100 cm

5. 3 x 24 x 7 = 504

Answers :1. ruler; 2. drool; 3. fuel; 4. cool; 5. school ; 6. stool ; 7. Blackpool; 8. wool ; 9. toolkit; 10. fool; 11. cruel ; 12. pool; 13. mule; 14. gruel; 15. fooled

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