Hi Year 3,
I hope everybody is well and keeping safe. I have to say that I am really looking forward to teaching you all in Year 4, especially considering that our time in Year 3 has been cut short. We will be able to pick up where we left off and build up on your skills. I am particularly looking forward to doing some work on the Romans, as this is a great topic. We may do a little home learning on this topic in preparation, but I haven't finalised this yet!
I hope that you have all recovered from our work on fractions, which was at times quite challenging! Thank you for showing me on Class Dojo some of your fantastic work, particularly on adding and subtracting fractions.
* Today for our SPaG work, we are going to look at root words, prefixes and suffixes. We all know what a prefix is from our work last week. A suffix is very similar, except this goes at the end of a word. The root word is the part of the word that makes sense on its own. For example in knowing, know is the root word and ing is the suffix. In unhappy, happy is the root word and un is the prefix. In unhelpful, help is the root word, un is the prefix and ful is the suffix! Have a go at the attached sheet and see if you can identify these things for yourself. If you are feeling confident, start with the secons sheet and I have attached a PowerPoint to help you.
* Today we are moving on to a mini-unit on turns and angles. This is something which we haven't looked at in Year 3, but you will have looked at in Year 2. You are going to need to know what direction clockwise is (the direction the hand on a clock moves) and anti-clockwise (the opposite way). You will need to use some language from our work on time, such as quarter, half and three quarters. Today, start with the first sheet and see how far you can get. I have attached a PowerPoint to introduce this to you.
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.
Bye for now!