St Martins Academy Chester

'An Outstanding School' – Ofsted June 2015   Read the report here

Friday 11th May– Thursday 17th May

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

English 

KS2 Comprehension pages 24 & 25 – Poems about Crocodiles

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.

ReadingPlease 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.

Spellings - Spellings have been added to your child’s new spelling book. These will be tested next Thursday. 

Mathematics 

KS2 Maths Workout – pages 38 & 39 - Using Data

This requires the children to use and apply the data handling skills they have developed during the year.

Page 38 – 1. The children need to use the scale on the bar chart to identify how much each item costs. Once they have identified this, they can use the bar chart to answer questions a – e. They might find it useful to use actual coins to find their answers, or use column addition or subtraction methods. 2. The children should apply their column addition skills to find the totals for each vehicle. After finding how many children passed the school on Wednesday, it would be useful for them to calculate Thursday and Friday too to find the answer to question c easily.

Page 391. The children should be able to apply their knowledge of tallys. 2. The children need to use the tallys from question 1 to complete the table. They may need reminding that ‘frequency’ means total (how many). 3. This requires the children to interpret the data they have been using. To solve questions a, c and d, they should multiply the animal in question to find the correct answer.

Times Tables - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog at home. 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.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 5th May – Thursday 10th May

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 38 & 39 – Capital Letters and Full Stops

This page will support the children with using correct punctuation within their writing.

KS2 Problem Solving 1 – pages 18 & 19

These pages will help children apply their prior learning and demonstrate misconceptions which can be rectified within class.

Page 18 – 1. The first question could be solved using the grid method, making sure the children remember to add the zeros correctly to their answers. 2, 3 & 4. The children need to use their multiplication skills and grid method if needed.

Page 19 – 1, 2 & 3. The children need to use the price list and column addition to solve the cost of the different bills. 4. This answer can be whatever the children like, as long as they use their maths knowledge to find the correct total.

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KS2 Problem Solving 2 - pages 24 & 25

These pages will help children apply their prior learning and demonstrate misconceptions which can be rectified within class.

Page 24 – 1. The children need to use the price list to solve the problem. They could use column addition or use real money if it helps their understanding. 2. The children need to use column addition again. Once finding the total, they need to subtract it from £10 to find the change given. 3. The children may need reminding there are 1000 grams in a kg.

Page 25 – 5. The children should apply their column addition skills to solve the problem. 6. The children may need to be reminded that there are 1000ml in a litre. 7. The children should be able to recognise quarter past 3 on a clock. Using their knowledge of time, they should be able to find the answer accurately. They may need a clock to visually see the time. 8. These answers can be whatever the children think they brought, as long as they are in the £10 price limit per person.

Sumdog - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog this week, where a focus on times tables has been added to develop the children’s confidence recalling their tables.

Spelling - Spellings were added to your child’s spelling book on Thursday. These will be tested next Thursday. 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 20th April to Thursday 26th April

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 40 & 41 Question Marks.

This page will support the children with using correct punctuation within their writing.

KS2 Problem Solving 1 or 2

We have sent home a Column Addition sheet for the children to complete. This week, the children have been securing their skills, placing focus on showing their working out and checking their answers carefully. Using these methods help them become confident and achieve accurate answers.

Sumdog - Please encourage your child to use Sumdog this week, where a focus on times tables has been added to develop the children’s confidence recalling their tables.

Spelling - Spellings were added to your child’s spelling book on Thursday. These will be tested next Thursday.

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

Thursday 29th March – Monday 16th April

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 20 & 21 – An Interview with Rebecca Adlington

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.

KS2 Maths Workout – pages 36 & 37 Shape & Using Data

This requires the children to use and apply the number skills they are developing this year. They completed a variety of tasks including shapes during last half term and the first page will work to apply and recall those skills. The second page enables them to interpret data, which we continue to work on during the next half term.

Page 36 – 1. The children need to apply their skills of recognising and naming the 3D shapes to join them clearly to the correct label. 2. Using the word bank underneath the question, they simply need to write the number of the shape that is being described. They might find it useful to use the illustrations at the top of the page to consider the properties if they are unsure. 3. The children have looked at right angles recently, when learning about vertical, horizontal, parallel and perpendicular lines. The children should be able to identify that a right angle is 90 degrees and this is representing by a square in the corner. Identifying obtuse angles requires them to apply their knowledge from the beginning of KS2. They may need help to remember that acute angles are less than 90 degrees (cute = small) and obtuse angles are greater than 90 degrees.

Page 37 – 1. The children should be reminded to identify what each puzzle piece represents. As each piece represents 2 puzzles, they need to count up in 2’s to record the data for each of the questions below. It might be useful for them to first count how many puzzles were sold on each day, so they can add the necessary amounts together for questions b and d, and easily compare the data. 2. The children have conducted and presented data throughout the year. They should recognise that, as the scale is counting up to 2’s, when they need to find 11 it will be the line between 10 and 12. They should use a ruler (or the corner of a book/magazine!) to draw the lines, to ensure their data is clear and accurate.

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 the Thursday of the first week back.

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 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

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