You have a maths challenge this week that relates to a times table I hope you are now familiar with. That's right, your 4 times tables!
In Year 3, we have used the "I'm Still Standing" song to help us rember our 4-times tables. (You can find this in my "Handy Hints" section). Please KEEP WORKING on your 4-times tables on a regular basis, as it is essential. Your aim is to perform to this song WITHOUT looking at the lyrics because this will show me you can recite these. You can use props if you desire (like a microphone or sunglasses) but the real aim here is to show me you know your 4-times tables. Please send me videos on Seesaw. I look forward to watching.
Extra challenge: should you be up for it. You could come up with a song/rap of your own!
There are also extra games you can play on a regular basis in my Handy Hints section.
Week 2 – Mental arithmetic booklet (w/c 2.5.22, due in on Thursday 12th May)
Week 3 – Short multiplication calculations (w/c 9.5.22, due in on Thursday 19th May)
Week 4 – Short division calculations (w/c 16.5.22, due in on Thursday 26th May)
Week 5 – Telling the time on an analogue clock (w/c 23.5.22, due in on the first Thursday back after half term, 16th June)
APOLOGIES AS I DON'T THINK I GAVE THE CLOCK FACES OUT. Please find a selection below for you to choose from according to your ability. There is no need to print. Please state which sheet you are doing then write the times down in your maths homework book. Thank you! Remember to write the words the time is showing, e.g. Half past 2, rather than writing in digital form at this point.
I will print some clock faces off in class for your child to have a go at writing the time under.
Here is a game for you to practise on too. This has different levels you can work at and you can do it timed or not. Please DO NOT confuse matters by introducing digital time at this stage, as this works differently to analogue.
Week 6 – Telling the time games (w/c 13.6.22, due in on Thursday, 23rd June)
This week, I have attached a series of games below that you can play at the level you are happy to. There are some matching games where you have to match digital and analogue times. We are going to look at digital time this week so there is no rush to get the homework done - just take some pictures as and when of you doing the games.
Week 7 – Duration of time (w/c 20.6.22, due in on Thursday, 30th June)
We are looking at the duration of time, such as how many minutes there are in an hour and using these to compare the different durations. Once we know the basic facts, such as how many days there are in a week, we can use this to help us to work out questions such as, "How many days are there is 3 weeks?"
Please complete the attached questions. You do not need to do the challenge but it is there is you wanted to give it a try.
Week 8 – Multiplication games (w/c 27.6.22, due in on Thursday, 7th July)
Over the next few weeks in class before moving onto Year 4, I will be revisiting various concepts with the children. As you all know, times tables are absolutely crucial to so many areas of Mathematics. Let's end with you practising whichever times tables you desire on the games below (or any other games you know of). You could see how fast you are on the times tables you are familiar with or begin to practise ones you are less confident with.
In Maths, we have looked at the perimeter of different shapes in class. There are a set of rectangles/squares where you will need to work the perimeter out and then match them to the relevant card.
Spuddy’s Super Bonus: Work out the perimeter of more complicated shapes that I will also print out for you.
Spuddy's Hot Potato Bonus: Write down the name of the shape inside it.
I will print the homework out this week, as it might be tricky to copy the shapes out. I will hand this out on Monday 10th January for all the children.
In Maths this week, I would like you to measure then calculate the perimeter of different shapes.
Again, I will print the homework this week in order for you to complete it as the shapes need to be to scale. I will hand this out on Monday 17th January.
You DO NOT have to complete all the shapes!
Spuddy’s Super Bonus: Write the names of the shapes inside the shapes.
In Maths, we are looking at data/statistics. Please complete the attached questions related to pictograms. If you don’t have a printer, please answer the questions by looking at the data on the screen. There are three pictograms attached – it is up to you which one you complete or if you want to complete more than that, that is also your decision.
The Spuddy Bonus is to come up with some questions of your own to ask about the pictograms.
We are beginning to look at fractions in class. This can be a tricky concept, but I hope your child will be more confident when they start to work on this in class.
This week I would like you to shade in the relevant fractions on the attached shapes. Remember: the top of the fraction (numerator) tells you how many pieces to shade in and the bottom of the fraction (denominator) gives you the total number of pieces. We will look at this in class, so DO NOT complete until we do. It shouldn't take you too long to do so so don't worry!
This week I will be printing the homework to give to you. Some of you will be offered a challenge in the form of thinking that little bit more about what you need to be shading in. Good luck!
I will be putting various board games on here this week for practising your times tables. I will print the one or two off at school that may suit the level your child is working at so there is no need to print at home!
Take the time to play these games with your child. You may need counters and dice to play.
I will hand your child’s homework out on Monday 14th February. This will not be due in until the Thursday after half-term (Thursday 3rd March).
We have been comparing unit fractions (fractions with a one on the top/numerator) and non-unit fractions with the same denominator (fractions with the same number on the bottom/denominator).
For unit fractions, the bigger the denominator, the more pieces the whole is split into and this means smaller slice of pizza/the more pieces it is split into, the less I will be getting, e.g. Mrs D prefers ½ of a pizza to ¼ as the first pizza is only split into 2 slices so I will get more than a pizza than a pizza split into 4.
For non-unit fractions, remember the denominator stays the same and the bigger the numerator, the more pieces you will be getting, e.g. Mrs D prefers ¾ of a pizza to ¼ as I am getting 3 slices out of 4.
This week I would like you to find as many ways as you can to make £1 using silver coins. There is no need to spend hours on this!!! I would like you to think logically about how to do this, by perhaps starting with 50p and thinking of the biggest values of silver coins you can add to this first.
1) 50p + 50p
2) 50p + 20p + 20p + 10p
Try not to repeat yourself, e.g. If I did 50p + 10p + 20p + 20p that is the same as number 2, just in a different order!
(If you find this too challenging, write down as many different ways as you can to make 20p. This can include all the different coins needed).
This week, I thought it might be good to play on some money games at home. This isn’t limited to this week but I thought you might enjoy it.
Toy Shop Money Game
Choose “Exact Money” and choose the coins needed to make the amounts. There are different amounts you can choose from depending on what level you want to work at. You can choose to add up the same coins or choose to add up different ones.
Coin Cruncher – you can choose “Make the total” or “How much.” Bear in mind you must be able to add coins up to and beyond £1 to do this.
Coins Game – there are all kinds of things to have a go at here depending on how confident you are.
Please take a picture or video and let me know how you go on!
Have a go at the above games on this link:
If anyone would like to do some extra column addition and subtraction, there is a link to a website below that has several worksheets. At the moment, your child can have a go at any of the ones that say "no regrouping." You can ask them to copy the calculations, rather than having to print.
There is no obligation to do this - it is just that some of the children seem keen on this!
Please note: There will always be tasks where you do not have to print each week and can copy and do straight into your books or complete an online game. I am all for saving ink and paper to help the environment and save money!
You can use the number generators above, or alternatively come up with your own numbers!
You can use the hundred square above interactively if you wish! If you don't need a hundred square, that's just a bonus!
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PRINTER, THEN PLEASE LOOK AT THE MAZES ON THE SCREEN AND WRITE DOWN THE NUMBERS YOU WOULD NEED TO FOLLOW.