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Thursday, 21st May

Hello Year 3,

I hope that everybody is keeping safe and well and remembering to take plenty of breaks and get some fresh air.

Hopefully you are all getting to grips with out work on equivalent fractions, now that you have had the chance to refresh your memories!  We will be continuing to work on this today and tomorrow.

Next week is half-term, so I won't be setting you any work to do, as we would usually be at home anyway.  I will be in school next week, so I hope to see some of you if you are in!


  *   For our writing this week, we are going to do some justification writing.  We had a go at this earlier in the year, when you imagined that you were going to stay in Stig's house.  You had to decide what yo would take with you from your modern life, to make your stay more comfortable.  Today, I want you to imagine that Stig is coming to stay with you.  What would he bring with him to your house and why?  I have explained in more detail on the attached sheet, but start off by making a list of things which he might bring with him and then justify (say why) he would bring these with him.


  *   We are continuing to look at equivalent fractions.  Equivalent fractions are two or more fractions which look different, but are actually the same amount.  For example, 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4 and 3/6.  1/3 would be equivalent to 2/6 and 4/12.  I have attached the PowerPoint again to help you.  I would start with the first sheet again today, looking carefully at the diagrams and trying to find different ways of colouring in the same fractions.  You will also need to use your knowledge of multiplication and division to find fractions which are equivalent .

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.

Keep safe!

Bye for now.

Mr G