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Class Teacher: Mrs Natasha Warren

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carolyn Ireland

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our learning in this spring term 2018

English - Talk 4 Writing

We will be looking at non-fiction texts this half-term.

We will be:

  • planning, drafting, editing and evaluating our own non-chronological report based on a sea creature
  • Using headings and sub-headings to organise texts and aid presentation 
  • Using paragraphs to group related material
  • Using subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions

 

 English - Reading

Our class reader will be Hodgeheg.

 

Maths

Multiplication and Division

  • to understand that multiplication is commutative
  • to understand the inverse relationship between multiplication and division
  • to use the inverse relationship to solve missing number problems
  • to recall and use multiplication and division facts for two, three, four, five and ten
  • to solve division problems using factors and multiples
  • to solve correspondence problems
  • to recall and use multiplication facts for three and four to find multiplication facts for six and eight.
  • deriving ‘ten times greater’ facts for known multiplication tables
  • to solve problems in the context of measure


 Deriving multiplication and division facts

  • To understand that different multiplication strategies will give the same product and can be independent of contexts.
  • To be able to multiply numbers by 10 and 100 using ‘times greater
  • To know that adjacent place value columns are ten time greater in value
  • To be able to divide multiples of 10 and 100 by 10
  • To be able to multiply and divide by 10 and 100
  • To understand that using grouping or sharing to divide gives the same result as 'times smaller.
  • To derive further facts from known multiplication facts
  • To multiply a 2-digit number by 3, 4, or 5 (no regrouping)
  • To multiply a 2-digit number by 3, 4 or 5 (with regrouping)
  • To be able to solve multiplication word problems
  • To divide a number by 2, 3, 4 or 5 without regrouping
  • To represent and solve multiplication and division word problems using bar models
  • To identify calculations and solve problems by using bar models to represent the relationship between known and unknown values

Science

  • Working scientifically
  • Recognising that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of
    light
  • Noticing that light is reflected from surfaces
  • Recognising that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect
    their eyes
  • Recognising that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by
    an opaque object
  • Finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

 

Topic - All Hands on Deck

This will be a topic themed around water and sealife, leading up to our Spring Production 'Pirates v. Mermaids'.  Our lead topics will be Science, Geography and DT.  We will also be looking at pollution and recycling.  

See our Long Term Plans  for details of this year's coverage.

PE lessons will be on Wednesdays and Fridays - please ensure that you have your kit in school, and that it has your name on it. 

Kingfishers' Useful Links

 

NCETM - This will require you to sign up (which is free)

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/41211 - Link to curriculum objectives which you can click on for example activities.

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/public/files/23305581/Mastery_Assessment_Y3_Low_Res.pdf - The Year 3 Mastery publication. We have used some of these in our maths lesson this year.

 

Nrich - This is a good website for problem solving activities. 

http://nrich.maths.org/content/id/9445/KS2CurriculumLinkedtoNRICHJuly16.pdf - This link takes you to a curriculum overview with links for different strands, sorted by year group.

 

'Mathematical challenges for more able pupils' - an old curriculum document but still great for maths games/ problem solving activities. 

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110202173247/https://nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/node/85260

 

Last update: 2017-12-19

If you would like to contact Mrs Warren, please message her on Class Dojo or email: natasha.warren@exning.suffolk.sch.uk

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