St Martins Academy Chester

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Friday 16th March – Thursday 22nd March

Any misconceptions will be addressed after the children complete their homework tasks. These may be done through whole class, small group or individual sessions. 

KS2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling – Pages 20 & 21 Conjunctions and Main Clauses

This requires the children to apply their learning from their Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions this week – whether they have been identifying and applying the 7 coordinating conjunctions.

KS2 Problem Solving 1 & 2 – Fractions of Amounts Worksheet

We have provided a worksheet, differentiated for Problem Solving 1 or 2, which will enable the children to apply their learning this week. At the start of the week, the children solved these problems by using the sharing of eggs between chickens. The children began to move on from this, using multiplication facts rather than a pictorial representation.
Each week, we will create an example question to demonstrate to the children how to apply their strategies. The children can decide whether they feel they need one to support their learning. 

Sumdog - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog this week.

Spelling - Spellings were added to your child’s spelling book on Thursday. These will be tested next Thursday. Please work with your child to practice and apply their spelling patterns and rules.

Write 2 or 3 sentences that include as many of your spelling words as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 9th March – Thursday 15th March 2018

Any misconceptions will be addressed after the children complete their homework tasks. These may be done through whole class, small group or individual sessions. 

KS2 Comprehension pages 12 & 13 – Daddy Fell Into the Pond

If your child finds the text particularly tricky, please read it to them, and ask them to answer the questions. Being able to understand and answer the questions that is the focus here. Remember to use the glossary at the bottom of the page!

KS2 Maths Grid Method Division Worksheet

This requires the children to use and apply the number skills they have been using this week. The children have been using the bus stop method to divide 2 digit and in some cases, 3 digit numbers. This also involves them using their multiplication knowledge. I have made a differentiated sheet for each group, with an example at the top to refresh their knowledge.

Maths - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog at home. Also, the children are practicing applying their multiplication skills across different elements of Mathematics. In order to secure your child’s confidence in their times tables, this game is very useful: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. It can be played on a computer or tablet (you don’t need to download the app), and allows the children to select the tables they want to practice.

Spelling - Spellings have been added to your child’s new spelling book. These will be tested on Thursdays.

Reading – Please continue to read often with your child. If your child is a free reader, it is important they read a variety of text types and different authors – to continue to secure their enjoyment of reading. The children have access to a range of texts within our class library, which they are encouraged to use when changing their books. They are welcome to read a book from home within school.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 2nd March to Thursday 8th March

Any misconceptions will be addressed after the children complete their homework tasks. These may be done through whole class, small group or individual sessions.

KS2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling – Pages 34 & 35 Staying in the same tense.

This page will help to prepare the children to maintain the correct tense within their Literacy writing next week.

KS2 Problem Solving 1

Pages 12 Capacity: This requires to apply their knowledge of measurement, which they were developing within Maths last week. Hints: 1. The children need to use their multiplication knowledge and halving the 2 litres. 2. Again, the children will need to use their multiplication knowledge and recognise it is for 2 children. 3. The children may need to be reminded they could solve 3 x 9 and then add the zero (applying their grid method skills). 4. The use of multiplication skills are again needed. Encourage the children to use the space for working out and checking their answers.

Page 13 Balloons: This also requires to apply their knowledge of money, which will be taught over the coming weeks. It may be useful to use coins or printed coins for the children to visually see the money. Alternatively, they could use column addition and subraction to solve the problems.

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KS2 Problem Solving 2 –

Worksheet – Area and Perimeter. Again, I have printed a worksheet for the children to complete to ensure the homework links directly to their work within school. The children have been developing and applying these skills within the classroom and should be confident to calculate perimeter using grid multiplication. They need to count the squares to find the area of the shapes, making sure they recognise each diagonal line through a square counts as half!

Sumdog - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog this week.

Spelling - Spellings were added to your child’s spelling book on Monday. These will be tested next Monday. After the half term, this will return to being on a Thursday. Thank you for understanding.

Write 2 or 3 sentences that include as many of your spelling words as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 16th February – Monday 26th February

Any misconceptions will be addressed after the children complete their homework tasks. These may be done through whole class, small group or individual sessions.

KS2 Comprehension pages 10 & 11 – Let’s Get Growing

Over the past 4 weeks, the children have been highlighting key features of texts. Please encourage them to recognise these features such as heading, subheadings and paragraphs.

If your child finds the text particularly tricky, please read it to them and ask them to answer the questions. Being able to understand and answer the questions is the focus here. Remember to use the glossary at the bottom of the page!

KS2 Maths Workout Year 3 pages 25 & 26 – Fraction Calculations

This requires the children to use and apply the number skills they are developing this year. They have practiced adding and subtracting fractions and finding fractions of a number within class. They should be reminded that they do not add the denominators (bottom number).

Page 25 – 1. The children have been taught to use sharing to find the fractions of a number. Ensure they recognise that a quarter is 1/4. They should draw the number of circles of the denominator (4 circles) then share each number equally. They can then count one of the circles to find a quarter.  2. The children may need to be reminded they do not add the denominators, only the numerators.  3. This requires the children to count the squares in each box then add them together for the third box. It would be useful for them to write what fraction of each shape is shaded above to secure their understanding of presenting fractions.

Page 26 – 1. The children need to apply the skills they have used on the previous page, investigating which two fractions add together to make the answer. 2. Again, they should draw the number of circles of the denominator (5 circles) then share each number equally. They can then count one of the circles to find a fifth. 3. The children need to apply the same skills as question 2. The numerator is the amount of circles they need to count to find the answer. (2/5 then count 2 of the 5 circles).

Culture Day – Monday 26th February

The children are expected to complete a fact file about their chosen country to present on the first day back. Please see the letter from the KS2 Team which explains exactly what questions the children should research and how it may be presented.

Sumdog - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog during the half term.

Spelling - Spellings have been added to your child’s new spelling book. These will be tested on Thursdays.

Reading – Please continue to read often with your child. If your child is a free reader, it is important they read a variety of text types and different authors – to continue to secure their enjoyment of reading. The children have access to a range of texts within our class library, which they are encouraged to use when changing their books. They are welcome to read a book from home within school.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 9th February to Thursday 15th February

Any misconceptions will be addressed after the children complete their homework tasks. These may be done through whole class, small group or individual sessions.

KS2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling – Pages 24 & 25 Prepositions.

The children have been identifying and using prepositions within their Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar sessions this week.

KS2 Problem Solving 1

Pages 22 TV Times: This requires to apply their knowledge of time, which they were developing within Maths last week. Hints: 1. The children need to identify the time shown on the clocks, then look at the TV schedule to identify which programme started at that time. This helps the children to recognise the time both on an analogue clock and 12-hour digital clock 2, 3, 4 & 5. It may help the children to write next to each programme on the schedule how long it lasted for, so they can calculate using addition to find the answers.

Page 23 TV Times: This also requires to apply their knowledge of time, which they were developing within Maths last week. Hints: 6. The children need to use the TV schedule to see which time the next programme starts. This would be the time each of the programmes finish. 8. This does not have to be a programme listed on the schedule. They may need help to find the time they start and finish.

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KS2 Problem Solving 2 –

Worksheet – Grid Multiplication. I have printed a two sided sheet to complete, to ensure the homework links directly with the children’s learning this week. They should apply their multiplication and column addition skills to complete the sheet.

Sumdog - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog this week.

Spelling - Spellings were added to your child’s spelling book on Monday. These will be tested next Monday. After the half term, this will return to being on a Thursday. Thank you for understanding.

Write 2 or 3 sentences that include as many of your spelling words as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

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