Next week there is a Mathletics Summer Challenge, where we compete against other schools to get the most Mathletics points! The competition runs from 25th June – 1st July 2018.
Please encourage your children to get logged on and complete lots of activities on there so that they can gain points for our school (and practise lots of concepts that they’ve learnt this year in school)! We would love to get as many points as possible and get as high up on the schools leader board as we can!
Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.
All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.
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.
Year 3 had a wonderful time creating their very own living rainforest.
They welcomed the children from across the school to experience what it’s like to be immersed in the tropical rainforest. Children created enclosures, acted as tribes people and animals and were tour guides to help explain their learning.