Another fab week in Class 3 – we have begun to look at multiplication in Maths, started to explore persuasive texts in English and explored atlases in Geography. We have also finished our whole class guided reading text – Beasts of Olympus. It was lovely to see all the children discussing the text and how it ended. It has also been great to see how much their fluency has progressed. I wonder what we will read next!
I am pleased to announce that last week Class 3 had 100% reading percentage – I wonder what we will get this week? As a reward we were able to choose fifteen pounds worth of books from the book fair and as the books were all half price – we spent a long time using our addition and subtraction skills to get the best deal.
This week both year groups have begun work on multiplication. In year 3 the expectation is to know by heart the 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10 times tables and in year 4 the expectation is all times tables to 12×12.
This week the Year 4s have been working on their 6 times tables and the Year 3s consolidating the 2, 5, and 10 times tables. Next week the Year 4s will be learning their 9 times tables and 7 times tables and the Year 3s their 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
For homework this week I would like you to work on spending some time practicing your times tables. Please choose a times table to focus on and use times table rockstars/purple mash or the websites below to practise.
Or, if you want to be a little more creative, you could make your own multiplication game. You will find some ideas below. Have a look around the house to see what you can find to use, choose a times table to focus on and create a game. When your game is finished grab someone to play your game with. I can’t wait to see photographs of your ideas and of you playing your game.
Next week…Don’t forget Christmas Jumper day and Christmas Dinner Day on Wednesday.
Have a lovely weekend