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Maths in Year 3

We will be consolidating the following topics this term:

 

Week 1: Length and perimeter 

Week 2: Column addition and subtraction

Week 3: Multiplication (grid method) and division 

Week 4: Mass and capacity

Week 5: Fractions (fraction of amounts and equivalent fractions)

Week 6: Times tables and shape 

Week 7: Maths games

 

The maths curriculum is split into 6 main sections:

 

Place value and Number

 

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division  

 

Fractions and Decimals

 

Geometry - shapes and position

 

Measurement 

 

Statistics, ratio, proportion, algebra (small focus in year 3)

 

In each of our lessons, we adopt a 'do it, twist it, solve it' approach. This allows the children to practise the skill required to meet the learning objective and then apply it in a problem solving context whilst developing their reasoning skills.

 

At the end of each unit we complete an 'Exit Ticket'. This is our end of unit assessment, that offers the children the opportunity to showcase the progress that they have made and further areas to work on. 

 

In Term 4 we will be focusing on: Measurement (length, height, capacity and volume) Adding and subtraction fractions and money. 

 

Weekly objectives

 

Week 3 - Adding and subtracting length, perimeter and Maths through Art.

Week 4 - Adding and subtracting fractions and exit tickets 

Week 5 & 6 - Money

 

 

Times tables

 

It is important that the children start practising their times tables in Year 3. By the end of Year 3 children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 3 times tables off by heart.

 

This means that they are able to instantly recall the answer to a question such as 'What's four x three?' without having to count up in their heads. 


 Please support your children by helping them to practise at home. The app 'Times Tables Rock Stars' is a wonderful way for pupils to practice. See your child's class teacher if you do not know your child's individual login. There are also some great websites that you could encourage your children to have a look at.

There is also a great app called multiple wipeout!

Maths talk

 

Talking to children about maths is a great way to develop their skills and understanding. Using open ended or deeper questions is a great way for children to develop their reasoning skills. 

 

For example: 

'If 3 x 4 = 12, then is 30 x 4 = 120?'

'Yes'

'Convince me/prove it!" - This is the question that really develops the reasoning skills.

 

Others include: 

'How do you know?'

'True or false? Explain.'

'What's the relationship between...'

Is this statement true - sometimes, always or never?' 

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