Friday 15th September
This week we have been looking at the value of the digits in numbers. For example, if we look at the number 321, the digits that make up the number are 3 2 1 and the value of the digits are 300 + 20 + 1 = 321. We have used place value charts and place value counters to help us partition the three digit number.
Below is a copy of the homework on a word document for this week. How many different numbers can the children make using the digits? Can they order them from largest to smallest? Are there any other observations the children can make about the numbers they have made? For example - even/odd, multiples of ...... etc.
Friday 8th September
The children have all gone home with their Brainbuilder book. This week their homework is to decorate their book however they would like. Please look at the spelling page as this has got the words for this half-term.
Friday 24th June
We are busy working towards our dress rehearsal next Thursday. This weekend, please practise the different songs from the play and your words if you are a narrator. It is going to be a great show!
Don't forget to practise the spellings too. Because we have had lots on this week with the 'Life Path' and 'Bell-boating', the children have an extra week to practise the spellings from last week's homework.
Friday 9th June
This week, in Maths, we have been looking at different angles and whether they are greater than or less than a right angle. The children have a worksheet to complete in their brainbuilders as well as a right angle checker to help them work out whether the angle is a right angle, an acute angle (less than a right angle) or an obtuse angle (greater than a right angle). They have used the angle checkers in class this week so they will be able to show you how to use them.
I have also attached a powerpoint below which explain the different angles.
Friday 26th May
If you would like a part in the play this year, practise these lines over the holidays. You will not be expected to learn the lines off by heart but just practise them and get into the character of either Rat or Mole. The auditions will take place in the afternoon on Monday 5th June.
Friday 19th May
With all the excitement of the concert this afternoon, Brain Builders were left at school! Have a lovely weekend everyone. See you on Monday.
Friday 12th May
This week, the children have a fraction problem to solve. To help them solve the problem, they could draw it in their book. Look carefully at how the square has been divided. I wonder whether you can generate any equivalent fractions.
Friday 5th May
This week, the children have been learning about adding and subtracting fractions. They have completed different problems and used the bar model and other resources to support them. In their books, they have a sheet with either a witch or a wizard on. They need to solve the addition or subtraction fraction calculations and work out which colour they need to use to colour the wizard or witch in. In the word document below, I have drawn an example to show how we used the bar model in class to work out the calculations.
Friday 28th April
Have a go at the two problems below for homework this week.
Friday 7th April
Enjoy your Easter break. Please revise Year 3 and 4 Spelling lists.
Homework 31st March
This week, the homework is similar to a problem we have tackled in class together. You may want to complete this problem practically with chocolates or draw pictures to visualise it.
Remember - the bar model will help you calculate the fractions and don't forget if it is a non-unit fraction you need to complete two steps to solve it.
Jack has 24 chocolates.
On Friday, he ate 1/4 (one quarter) of the chocolates and gave two to his mum.
On Saturday, he ate 3/4 (three quarters) of the remaining chocolates and gave one to his dad.
On Sunday, he ate 1/3 (one third) of his chocolates. How many did he have left?
What fraction of his starting number was this?
Homework 24th March
We've enjoyed another week of fractions. On Wednesday, the children even used Smarties in their fraction lesson! For your homework this week, have a look at the squares below. How many ways are you able to divide them into quarters? (The sheet is in the brain builder book for the children).
We have continued to work on our fractions this week. Have a go at the problem below. Remember to draw a clear diagram and explain your thinking.
1 - Susie ate one quarter of a cake. Dinah ate half of what was left. Amarah ate the rest of the cake. Draw a diagram to show how much each of the girls ate.
The children have got a problem to solve this week which will involve them using their 3 times and 4 times tables.
Mia has £17. She wants to buy some cakes and chocolates. Cakes cost £3 and chocolates cost £4. How many different combinations of cakes and chocolates could she buy?
Try and work systematically
Show your solutions clearly
Think - when do you know when you have found all the different solutions?
Laugh lots and enjoy your half-term! See spellings on Spellings page of website.
For the last 3 weeks, we have been learning about time. The children have either a board game to play or some time problems to solve.
The children have been learning all about time. Reading time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock and a digital, learning to solve time problems and becoming familiar with time vocabulary. This weeks homework they have a paragraph of writing with some gaps - can they place the correct time word into the gaps?
Using the time words, they can then have a go at writing their own paragraph.