This week we have been looking at finding the different between numbers using bar modelling. Bar modelling doesn't give up the answer but it helps us decide what we need to do to find the answer. Below is an example of how we use bar modelling. Have a go at some of the questions at home.
1) Amy has 153 marbles. Sophie has 68 more. How many marbles does Sophie have?
2) Vikki can jump 362cm high and John can jump 276cm high. What is the difference between the heights that they can jump?
3) Charlotte goes to the shops and spends £162. Karen spends £46 less than Charlotte. How much does Karen Spend?
How quickly did that half term go?
We have had a fantastic start to the year with everyone settling in well to year 3 and being in Key Stage 2. All of 3H have grown up and are more independent in and outside of the classroom. I am very proud of you all!
A big thank you to all of the parents who came to parents evening and our class assembly, it was lovely to meet you all and talk about your child's learning. If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to catch me in the playground or write a note.
Have a wonderful half term, relax, get outside and be happy!
Let the countdown to Christmas begin!
We have had a very busy but exciting week. We have been making moonlanders and fraction monsters. We had a visit from Mr Kightley and we have been writing some fabulous stories about Sunny the Meerkat. Have a look through some pictures of our week.
In year 3 we are working very hard to learn our times tables. We need to know the answers within 5 seconds.
Today was very exciting. We were very grown up and learnt how to add numbers using column method. There are two very important rules. that we need to remember.
1) Make sure numbers are under the correct place value heading.
2) Start adding from the Units/Ones.
We loved this lesson and we were very successful!
H T U
3 2 3
+ 3 6
3 5 9
Have a go at these questions over the weekend?
425 + 41 =
842 + 157 =
508 + 291 =
What a lot of learning we have done this week!
We have all enjoyed starting our new English book; 'Man on the moon'. Can you remember what Bob gets up to during the day?
We have carried our space learning on in Science this week too! We have been learning about the moon and how it looks in the sky. We tried drawing it before our learning and afterwards. We could certainly see a difference in our drawings because of what we had been learning.
The photos below show our class investigation on craters.
I hope you all had a lovely summer and enjoyed the hot weather. I am very excited about learning lots of new things in year 3 with you all. What are you looking forward to the most about your new adventure in year 3?
Please get an early night tonight and fill your tummy's with a healthy breakfast in the morning. I will see you bright and early tomorrow morning.
Thank you very much for all of your wonderful gifts and messages. You have all been very kind and thoughtful.
This week in science we carried out an experiment to see how our flying fish fell. We experimented to find out which shapes and sizes of fish fell the quickest or slowest. We discussed how we could make it a fair test.
- Dropping them from the same height.
- Holding them the same way
- Dropping them on the same command.
Have you tried out the third shaped fish at home?
Welcome to 2K!