This week in Year 3, we have started looking at mythical creatures from Ancient Greek myths and stories. We have began with Medusa, a hideous, snake headed gorgon! The children had great fun creating their own Medusa head bands and wearing them whilst writing this week.
Year 3 have been working on practicing using written methods to solve four questions every day. They are given an addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This close the gap work is completed in the children’s maths books and each child has a grow sheet to track their progress each day. Importantly, they MUST show their working out – something they have not consistently been doing. This helps eliminate minor errors and is a skill required in later years for SATs and GCSE’s as marks are given for showing working out not just the final answer.
Examples of questions:
520cm + 193cm =
342 – 139 =
5 x ____ = 40
27 9 =
How you can help your child at home…
Spend 10 -15 mins creating similar style questions and supporting your child to answer these 3-4 times a a week. Short, focused and regular practice will improve your child’s overall skills.
Any questions, please talk to a member of the year 3 team.
Year 3 have begun learning about the Ancient Greeks. As part of our Ignite day the children took part in a Greek dress up day and participated in a variety of activities, such as creating Greek temples, playing Greek games and learning the Greek myth Pandora’s Box to ignite our learning.
In our maths lessons we have been exploring methods to solve multiplication problems. We had lots of fun creating arrays to work out our questions.
Homework for this week
Happy New Year from all of the Year 3 team!
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. Thank you for all of your support last term and for supporting your children to produce wonderful project homework over such a busy two weeks off!
Below is the link to this weeks homework. We are focusing on time and recapping what the children learnt in year 2.
There are 2 pages.
Page 1 is less challenging and just covers what was learnt in year 2.
Page 2 challenges the children to problem solve and read the time in a range of intervals.
Year 3 Maths Homework – Spring Week 2
This is the Year 3 homework for the October half term.
We would like the children to research disaster proof houses, ready for the next step in our learning journey.
Have a great break everyone!
The Year 3 team.
3C had fun this afternoon finishing off our Natural Disasters project by investigation soils. They have learnt about the effect of water on soil and how this can lead to flooding. Luckily, they are all cleaned up now!