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Monday, 1st June

Hello Year 3,

I hope that you all had a lovely half-term and it was great to see some of you in school last week.  Hopefully you had the chance to take a good break away from school work, get outdoors as well as continue to learn some of the new skills which lots of you have been doing.  To me, this is equally as important as doing the work which I have been giving you each day.


  *   Today for comprehension, I would like you to look at the image which I have given you.  Look carefully at this and try to think about what sorts of things this is showing you.  People often say, "A picture paints a thousand words".  This is very true, as by looking at something you can get lots of clues about what people are thinking.  Use your VIPERS skills to help you answer the questions.


  *   This week we are looking at adding and subtracting fractions.  Remember, at this stage we are concentrating on fractions which have the same denominator (bottom number), meaning that all we need to do is add together the numerators (top number).  On the questions with shapes, the denominator will be the number of sections that the shape is divided into, like we looked at in class.  I would like everybody to start with the first sheet.  The last sheet is very challenging, as the denominators are also different.  If you can do, give this a go and lets see who can remember how we add fractions with different denominators!  I have attached a PowerPoint which you may find helpful.

Don't forget to keep your 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables ticking over and also make sure that you are able to show the inverse operation to each fact, for example 4 x 8=32, so 32 divided by 8 is 4.  Also, some of you are now very confident with all of the times tables we have looked at, so if you feel that you are, I would like you to begin to learn your 6, 7 and 9 times tables.

Take care and keep safe!

I will see you all soon.

Mr G