Entry Point - Check out the fun we had last week...
In week, we have made sure that our skills of rounding to 10, 100 and 1000 are secure and have begun using those skills (along with the knowledge and skills of place value learnt at the beginning of the learning block) to help us with mental addition.
We’ve been practising our essential number bonds (i.e. addition within 20) to help us with related addition facts, . 2+3/20+30/200+300/2000+3000. We are also beginning to use these facts to mentally calculate the total of 2 and 3 digit numbers in our minds by partitioning numbers into place using value.
This week we have been continuing to focus on using accurate punctuation. We practised writing in the first person, pretending we were an alien that had crash landed on Earth! We wrote postcards to our families back on planet Zog, applying our sentence structure skills and demonstrating our understanding of punctuation by using full stops, commas, apostrophes and some of us, even speech marks in our writing.
This week in Literacy we have had so much fun innovating the story of The Gingerbread Man. We have written about Ninjabread men, Gingerbread girls and so much more! Using interesting adjectives and adverbs, we tried to create characters that made the story fun or exciting. Practising using inverted commas, to show when a character is speaking, has been tricky but we are now starting to get the hang of it.
This week in maths we have really been challenging ourselves. We have been doing multiplication. We started off by making and using arrays to help us solve multiplication problems. We then moved onto using number lines to solve multiplication problems. Using these methods really helped us understand the value of the numbers we were working with. We finally moved on to using the grid method. This has been tricky but the children have persevered and worked brilliantly. Well done year 3!
Learning Journey: On Tap
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