Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Library Books & Supplies

Good morning

Some children in the class are unable to take new books out of the library because they have not brought back books that were taken before Christmas. Please check to see if there are any library books at home that are ready to be returned. Thank you!

Also please check that your child has the following

  • a sketch pad for art
  • Glue
  • Pencils, a ruler, an eraser and a sharpener 

Many thanks!

Monday, 14 January 2019

Spellings and This Week

Good afternoon, 

The new spellings for this week are 

walked, searched, listened, kicked, waited, wanted, laughed, cleaned, decided, thanked

The maths test will be only five (important!) questions next Monday

1 x 8
2 x 8
3 x 8
4 x 8
5 x 8 

The homework:

  • Fractions sheet
  • Learn the maths questions above
  • Write five sentences with spelling words

This week in literacy we are studying a new story - Frances the Firefly. This is a warning tale. We will be practicing writing in the past tense and using interesting connectives such as "although, however, suddenly, despite"

In maths we will be identifying halves, thirds, quarters, sixths and eights of shapes. We will look at equivalent fractions such as two quarters = one half. We will place fractions on a number line and then try to find fractions of numbers.

In science we are studying animals and their habitats
In topic we are studying the Great Fire of London 

Have a good week!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Spellings and This Week

Good afternoon
I hope you all had a lovely holiday. 

Spellings this week:


Maths Homework:

  •  "Addition Search" worksheet
  • Learning division facts for x4 tables

This week in maths we are:

  • adding three digit numbers using partitioning
  • Doubling the 4 times table to find the 8 times table
  • Multiplying and dividing by 4, by doubling or halving twice

This week in literacy we are
  • Learning about syllables and writing haiku poem

In the topic lessons we are starting to learn about the Great Fire of London.

In science we are starting to learn about animals and their habitats. 

On Friday the children can come to school wearing a t-shirt or jumper in their house colour.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Methods for Arithmetic

Good afternoon

Here are some of the methods for maths explained.
I hope they are useful for you. 

Addition Using Partitioning

32 + 59

First add the tens
30 + 50 = 80

Then add the units
9 + 2 = 11

Then add them together
80 + 10 = 90
90 + 1 = 91

Some children will begin column addition later in this year. 

Subtraction using Frog

59 - 32

32 jumps to 40. Write 8 above.

40 jumps to 50. Write 10 above

50 jumps to 59. Write 9 above. 

Add together 10, 9, and 8. 

Halving and Doubling

                   /  \
                25    3

25 + 3 = 28

Fractions / Division 

Use objects such as counters. To find one third, divide the pieces into three groups and ask them what one of those is. Then look at two thirds, three thirds, two quarters, and so on...

Once the child is doing this confidently with objects, encourage them to use multiplication tables. "Three of what number makes 12?" "Four." "That is one third."

Some key skills help in all areas of arithmetic. 
Children at this age should be able to - 

  • Add tens (10 / 20 / 70, etc) to any two digit number 
  • Count in 2´s, 3´, 4´s, 5´s and 10´s
  • Count from 90 beyond 100
  • Find number pairs to 10 and 100 (75 + ? = 100) 
  • Find ten more or less than any number. 
  • Find half of any even number, including all the tens. 

Monday, 17 December 2018

Spellings and This Week

Spellings and This Week

Good afternoon

Spellings to learn over Christmas:

Christmas, party, Eve, present, gift, give, love, food, tree, father

Homework (I will hand this out tomorrow):

- Christmas Maths Mosaic 
- Past tense sheet
- Please continue to learn multiplication and division facts for the 3 and 4 times tables. 

In maths we are continuing our work on 

  • Place Value - finding the unit, ten, or hundred in a 3 digit number
  • Counting in steps of 10, 50, and 100
We will be doing some Christmas maths activities

In literacy we are looking at the features of instruction texts and we will write our own 

The school is collecting toys and food for families in need. Please donate any toys that your child doesn´t want anymore, and any food that won´t expire quickly. No fresh food, fruit and vegetables, or bread. Tins or packets of food are perfect.
Thank you!

On Friday the children can come to school in their own clothes. 

Please see the important message about clothes for the Christmas show, and accept my apologies for this mistake!

Clothing for Christmas Show

Good morning, 

I would like to apologise because I have just become aware that the children are meant to be wearing their school uniform for the Christmas show. 

I am aware that some of you spent money on new clothes for the show. I am sorry for this mistake and hope that it did not cost you  you too much money or inconvenience. The children will need clothes for the summer show and I will try to use grey outfits then. 

The children still need ears for the show. If they have brought these in from home, they can wear them. If not, we are making them in class.

Thank you for your understanding

Friday, 14 December 2018

Clothes for Christmas Show

Good morning!

For the Christmas show this year 3A are singing a song about mice.

Please can you help your child to find plain grey, brown or white clothing.

Any of these would be perfect - 

  • leggings / jeans
  • A plain t-shirt
  • A plain or furry "onesie" (all-in-one)
  • A plain dress
  •  pyjamas
  • A mouse costume

We will be making mouse ears in school, but if you have ears and a tail at home then your child can bring these in. 

And the white shoes they wear for P.E. please

Many thanks for your help!

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