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


                    56
                   /  \
                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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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Spellings and This Week

Good afternoon

This weeks spellings:


happy, happier, happiest
tricky, trickier, trickiest
lovely, lovelier, loveliest

Homework:
- To learn division facts for the x3 tables (27 / 3 = 9)
- To write five sentences with spelling words
- Division and Remainders sheet 





In maths we are doing two maths tests, and then will be revising:


  • Place Value - finding the unit, ten, or hundred in a 3 digit number
  • Multiplying or dividing by ten (whole number answers)
  • Counting in steps of 10, 50, and 100

In literacy we are using adjectives to describe trolls (monsters), and then looking at the features of instruction texts


Monday, 3 December 2018

Spellings and This Week

Good morning

This weeks spellings are words which drop their ´e´ and gain ´ing´ in the progressive tense.

come, coming, smile, smiling, take, taking, care, caring, make, making



I have put a link on the side of this blog to the 100 HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS in English (https://www.highfrequencywords.org/hfw100fp.pdf). These are the words most used in the English language, and so the most important ones to be able to spell! If you find the time occasionally to practice these with your child, it would be a great help. 




This weeks mental maths:

Rounding three digit numbers to the nearest ten

e.g. Round 245 to the nearest ten. 

If the smallest digit is 4 or less, it rounds down
If it is 5 or more, it rounds up. 
124 would round to 120
125 would round to 130




In maths we will be revising topics for the maths test after the holiday. Please see the revision sheets I have given out. 

In literacy we are finishing our stories about defeating monsters! 





Have a wonderful holiday.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Maths Revision

Good afternoon.

Today I gave the children two maths revision pages. They have a maths test next after the long weekend, on the week beginning the 10th December, so they have lots of time to practice this maths at home. 

We will also be revising all these topics during the three days of next week. 

They do not need to give these papers back to me.

Have a lovely weekend. 


Many children were not here this afternoon when the revision pages were handed out. I will give them to these children on Monday. Thanks. 

Christmas

Thursday 20th December: Christmas Show for Year 2 and 3 at 11:30
Friday 21st December: Christmas Show for Years 4, 5 and 6 at 11:30

Please click here for the Christmas Project letter.
This year all the children need to make a tree. It can be their own work or can be something that the family makes together. Class teachers will put these on display as always.
The school always looks beautiful and the children really enjoy looking at the projects.
Thank you for all your support in this area! We really appreciate it.

Please click here for the Christmas post letter.
This year’s Christmas Post Box is now ready to use. 
Your child can post a Christmas card to their friends, teacher or member of staff.
They must remember to put the name of the child and their class on the envelope,
in order for it to be delivered to the correct person. 
The cards will be delivered at the end of each week by our special elves!


Have fun and get writing!

Monday, 26 November 2018

Spellings and This Week

Good afternoon


This weeks spellings


  • run, running, hop, hopping, sit, sitting, skip, skipping, grip, gripping



This weeks mental maths

  •  x3 multiplication tables

Some ways of helping your child to learn them:

  • Ask them to read the answers five times and then quiz them until they get them all right. Maybe there can be a small prize for all correct answers?!
  • Write the questions (1 x 5) and answers on separate cards. Turn them all upside down. Take turns to turn over two and try to find pairs. 
  • Play Snap!
  • Stick the answers around the room. Call out a question ("2 times 5?") and they have to run and touch the answer
  • Make a poster together



Homework

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I will give a

  • number line sheet
  • past tense verbs sheet



This week in literacy

We will continue studying how to write interesting settings for stories, and how to write in the past tense. Then we will write our own "defeating the monster" stories. 



This week in maths 


  • Writing numbers on a blank 0 - 100 or 0 - 200 numberline
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10
  • Using counting up to subtract numbers 

Friday, 16 November 2018

Homework

Good morning,

I realised yesterday afternoon that the homework page did not photocopy well, and it was not easy to see the coins.

I have made a new homework page for the children.

They can do either page, or both! 

Thank you for your understanding!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Spellings and This Week


This weeks spelling words. For the test on Monday 


These words are ten of the first 100 "high frequency" words in English (the 100 words used most in the English language)
said, can, little, are, back, by,
day, from, children, made




This weeks mental maths. For the test on Monday 


These will not be asked in order. The questions will be mixed up. 

5 + ? = 100
15 + ? = 100 
25 + ? = 100
35 + ? = 100
45 + ? = 100
55 + ? = 100
65 + ? = 100
75 + ? = 100
85 + ? = 100
95 + ? = 100

Maths homework this week will be given tomorrow (Thursday). Sorry that it is late - we first needed to finish some of the maths topics that are on the homework sheet! 



This week in literacy we are...

  • Studying adjectives and using them to describe characters in detail
  • Learning to use prepositions in sentences

    These are some common prepositions in English


about
below
excepting
off
toward
above
beneath
for
on
under
across
beside(s)
from
onto
underneath
after
between
in
out
until
against
beyond
in front of
outside
up
along
but
inside
over
upon
among
by
in spite of
past
up to
around
concerning
instead of
regarding
with
at 
despite
into
since
without
because of
down
like
through

before
during
near


behind
except
of
to



This week in maths we are...



  • Finding number pairs to 100 by jumping to the next 10, and then on to 100. We call this "frog" because it jumps forward

    26 jumps to 30. giving us 4.
    30 jumps to 100, giving us 70.
    70 + 4 = 74
  • Subtracting using maths frog 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEvSraanafQ&t=8s

  • Adding and subtracting using partitioning.
    87 - 25

    7 - 5 = 2
    80 - 20 = 60

    60 + 2 = 62
  • Using a ruler to the nearest centimeter


Monday, 12 November 2018

Odd Socks Day

Friday 16th November:
Please wear odd socks to school

This Friday, please get your child to wear odd socks to school to celebrate Odd Socks Day.
In our PSHE lessons this week, we will be doing various activities with an ANTI-BULLYING theme of "Choose Respect".

We will be discussing how bullying is a behaviour choice and that we can respectfully disagree with each other. We need to respect every member of our school community, both face to face and online.

Odd Socks Day is an opportunity to have fun, be yourself and spread awareness of core 
anti-bullying messages.

Here is a fun song by Andy (of CBeebies fame) and the Odd Socks to celebrate this occasion:



Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Supplies

Good afternoon, 

Please can you make sure that your child always has the following supplies for school. Lots of the children are missing items


  • a ruler
  • a few writing pencils
  • an eraser
  • a pencil sharpener
  • a pack of coloured pencils (they do not need pens)
  • a glue stick 
  • a sketch book and paint for art lessons 

Many thanks! 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Spellings and This Week


This weeks spelling words. For the test on Monday 

These words are ten of the first 100 "high frequency" words in English (the 100 words used most in the English language)

all        were come      house to     go will old too into



This weeks mental maths. For the test on Monday
Any ten of these questions
What is one quarter of
4
8
12
16
20

What is two quarters of 
4
8
12
16
20

What is one third of 
3
6
9
12
15



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This week in maths we are learning:

  • to find fractions of amounts 
  • to solve problems with amounts of money 

This week in literacy we are beginning a ´defeating the monster´story. We will look at the story ´the paper bag princess´ and discuss the vocabulary and punctuation the author uses to make the story interesting. 

Monday, 29 October 2018

Spellings and this week


This weeks spelling words. For the test on Monday 

These words are ten of the first 100 "high frequency" words in English (the 100 words used most in the English language)

the, that, not, look, put, and, with, then, 
don´t, could 


This weeks mental maths. For the test on Monday

Four times tables

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This week in maths we are learning:

  • ·fractions - identifying a half, a quarter, an eighth, ...
  • Revising things learnt this half term


This week in literacy we are finishing writing our letters, and revising things learnt this half term.
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Have a happy holiday!

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Leo Leo

Please click here for the Leo Leo letter.
Each class will get a visit on 6th, 7th or 8th November during their Spanish lesson.



Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Spellings and This Week

This weeks spelling words. For the test on Monday

carry, carried, fry, fried, marry, married, hurry, hurried, try, tried

This weeks mental maths. For the test on Monday


Halving odd and even numbers to 20

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This week in maths we are learning to:

·         double and halve numbers to 100, and odd numbers to 19


This week in literacy we are learning how to write a recount of an experience, in the form of a letter. 
We will be practicing correct use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. 


Monday, 15 October 2018

Halloween

Please click here for the Halloween letter.




Spelling and This Week

Spellings and This Week

This weeks spelling words. For the test on Monday

smiled, changed, used, loved, amazed, timed, hoped, danced, liked, moved 

This weeks mental maths. For the test on Monday


x5 multiplication tables

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This week in maths we are learning to:
    
  • round 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10.
  • subtract two 2-digit numbers by hopping to the next 10 and then on.
    For example: 36 - 12.
    Hop from 12 to 20, then 20 to 30, then up to 6. 


This week in literacy we are continuing to learn how to write a recount of an experience, in the form of a letter. We will look at the features of letters such as time connectives, personal vocabulary (my, I, you), and when to start a new paragraph.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Important messages:

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle for school over the next few weeks. 
We are improving our school water fountains and the children need to drink water from their bottles. Where possible, please send reusable bottles.


We will go into winter uniform on Monday 15th October.
Our school photo day is Tuesday 16th October.
We will inform you on Tuesday if we will wear P.E uniform or winter uniform on Wednesday.
It will depend upon the weather.
Thank you for your support!



Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Spellings and This Week

This weeks spelling words. For the test on Monday

all, ball, call, walk, talk, always, hall, small, fall and tall 

This weeks mental maths. For the test on Monday


Doubling and halving 1 and 2 digit numbers 
(halving even numbers only)

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This week in maths we are learning to:

·         describe the properties of 3D shapes.

·         understand the terms: faces, edges and vertices.
·         read and locate 2-digit numbers on a number line.


This week in literacy we are learning how to write a recount of an experience, in the form of a letter. 
We will be practicing the past, present and future tenses of the verb ´to be´


Please note that on one day of each week, we go through the answers to the homework as a class, and the students mark each others homework. They will then put it in their bags to bring home. The homework is a way for students to practice what we have learned in class, in a different context, with you at home. I do not use it for assessment. 

 If you feel that your child struggled with a piece of homework whilst working with you at home, please leave me a note in their contact book and I will help them with it during class time. Thank you.