07 October 2016
This week’s homework is creative and is due Thursday 13 October:
I can add a 3-digit number and ones in a column by regrouping.
Show off your new skill in a creative way. You could make a poster, a quiz, a game…
23 September 2016
This week’s homework is creative and is due Thursday 29 September:
I can design a chocolate bar wrapper.
As we begin our Big Topic based on a class novel (in our case, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), this chocolate-themed homework seems appropriate! There’s only one rule: don’t use more than one page of A4.
16 September 2016
This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due Thursday 22 September:
I understand place value.
We have been learning about place value for the past two weeks.
Here is the place value section for the Age Related Expectations for Year 3. You can find the full document here: https://moortown.leeds.sch.uk/learn-more/expectations-core-subjects/
- count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
- find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
- recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
- compare and order numbers up to 1000
- identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
- read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals
- read and write numbers up to 1000 in words
- solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas
The above points show what your child has learnt over the past two weeks in maths lessons. Note that we haven’t covered counting in multiples of 4 and 8 yet.
This homework allows your child to continue practising the basics of what we covered in order to keep up their skills!
09 September 2016
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due Thursday 15 September:
Find out which country the flag from your peg label belongs to.
I would like you to use the brains around you to help you find out! Discuss this with people at home. If nobody knows it, you could look in an atlas or another non-fiction book. As a last resort, you could use the internet to help you but think carefully about what you would have to search for in order to find the answer!
Year 3 also have times tables each week to learn. These will be tested on Friday. This week is the 2 times table.
Have a happy and healthy holiday
It’s the summer holidays at last, so there are no homework or spelling activities. Enjoy the holidays instead!
Does your child spend less time outdoors than prison inmates? A survey suggests three-quarters of children do, as the time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears.
Research shows that playing outdoors promotes social skills, improves vision, reduces stress, increases attention span and provides vitamin D.
15 July 2016
This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.
I can share my views about health.
This annual questionnaire helps us to find out pupil views on some of our key health issues at school. Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.
The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Wednesday 20 July.
08 July 2016
This week’s homework is creative and due on 14 July 2016.
What is multiplication?
This week we have been using problem-solving skills to solve multiplication word problems. To reinforce our learning in class, your child needs to show us what they think multiplication is.
- write some of their own word problems using their favourite characters from books
- create their own ‘maths challenges’ that could be put on our maths challenge table
- produce their own arrays and explain the multiplication they can interpret
- use images of groups to represent multiplication questions
For example, part of my homework could include this image.
I could says that I can see five groups of four legs and label this image with 4 x 5 = 20. Your child should be able to create more than one multiplication questions for an image like this (four lots of single alpaca, five pairs of eyes).
01 July 2016
As you know, we have had to close school on Friday 01 July – Shadwell Lane had its water turned off. For that reason, and because two classes are out of school today, there hasn’t been chance to set homework or spellings for this week.
Even though there is no set homework or spellings, please remember there are lots of things that the children can be doing to reflect on their learning from this week.
Again, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the school closure.
24 June 2016
This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due 29 June 2016.
I can change my behaviour for the better.
This week in class, we have been discussing how we can make positive behaviour choices and the effect it has on ourselves and the people around us. You may wish to use the following questions to prompt a discussion with your child.
How can you change your behaviour?
Why should you change your behaviour?
What is the difference between a good and a bad behaviour choices?
Are you happy with your behaviour?
What is behaviour?
- Don’t talk on behalf of your child – they need to be ready to respond, even if it’s a quiet murmur to begin with.
- Encourage them to expand on what they say – can they explain, give examples and add some extra information so their conversation is interesting, convincing or lively?
- Be a good role-model – show your child you’re listening by asking questions, adding your comments and reflecting on what they’ve said.
17 June 2016
This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due on 22 June 2016.
I can apply my shape learning.
This week, your child has a series of opportunities to practise and apply their shape learning from this week. Some of the key vocabulary you should expect to here/use is:
vertex / vertices – the corner of a shape
right angle – a 90 degree angle (a square fits perfectly into it)
parallel – lines which stay the same distance apart
perpendicular – two lines that meet at a right angle
angle – a measure of a turn / a vertex
greater than 90 degrees – a turn that is more than 90 degrees
less than 90 degrees – a turn that is less than 90 degrees
An angle is only an angle when two straight lines meet. If a curved line meets a straight line it is not strictly an angle.