Year 3 – Chrome Books

There has been excitement in the Year 3 classroom this morning, as the children were given their logins for the Chrome books. After having a short demonstration from year 6 a few weeks ago, Year 3 can’t wait to start using them to support their learning. First stop – making a table using Google Sheets for their science investigation observations!

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Three Decimal Places…

Year 5 were presented with a joke and a code. To work out the answer to the joke, they had to crack the code. This involved some complex ordering of numbers with up to three decimal places and the careful positioning of them on number lines. We tried different methods for ordering numbers and the children then used which one they found the most useful. They were extremely resilient with some returning again and again to questions to get the positioning on the number line as accurate as possible.

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Year 2 – 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 turns . . . . clock time!

This week, Year 2 are learning to understand all the details on a clock face in preparation for some challenging time problems later in the week. Today they have been turning in 1/4, 2/4 (1/2) and 3/4 turns and always starting at 12.

The pupils have been creating clocks on the playground and applying their fractions knowledge. They have also been describing the details of what they notice when clock hands are at different points.

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Number Crunch

Tonight, every class shared details of what multiplication looks like in their year group. Teachers, support staff and parents mingled as they shared strategies and tips.

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Remember we all need to know our multiplication facts by heart and recall tables at speed and out of sequence.

Year 2 – 2, 5 and 10 tables

Year 3 – 3, 4, 9 and 11 tables

Year 4 – 6, 7, 8 and 12 tables

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Maths in Year 2 22.11: Exploring missing numbers in addition using water

Today in maths we were using water to help us figure out ‘missing number’ questions. In two teams, children used different methods before coming back into class and sharing either the water measuring method or the written inverse method. We then discussed which one is easier to use and which one they preferred. Unsurprisingly, the new water method was by far the favourite!

 

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Y2: Learning value through money

Today in maths year 2 were looking at the value of numbers. Using Dienes blocks and fake money, students showed a variety of different ways they could show and explain the value of certain numbers. After showing me all the images they captured themselves, students reflected on the images and used this time to understand the links between coin and block, understanding that the coins had a certain value they could show by counting the blocks they had used and vice versa.

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