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Wednesday, 3rd June

Hi Year 3,

I hope that you are keeping safe and well and are managing the work which we have been doing on fractions.  I know that as the weeks go on, it is getting harder for you to work at home, however i'm impressed with what I am seeing, so keep this up!


  *   Today I would like you to complete the two handwriting sheets.  As usual, this won't take you too long, so find out the definitions (meaning) of any words which you are unsure of  and write a simple sentence to show this definition.


  *   We are now moving on to look at 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 subtract fractions with different denominators!  I have attached a PowerPoint which you may find helpful.


  *   Today I would like you to look at the properties of materials.  A property of a material is the way that something behaves.  For example glass can be transparent (see through) and hard (it is not easy to scratch).  The first sheet is a list of different properties.  I would like you to only do sheet 2, choosing the correct definition at the bottom, to go next to the property.
  *   Mrs Rowland has also provided some practical science activities for you to have a go at.

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 up the hard work!

Over and out.

Mr G