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Week beginning 06.07.20

 

Week beginning 29.06.20

Only three weeks to go Mercurians! 

Try to keep practising your mental skills on Topmarks & TTRockstars etc along with the main maths worksheets.

Here are this week's maths activities for you to do as many as you are able to.

Thank you for trying so hard. I certainly haven't forgotten you and despite currently teaching children from F1, Y2, Y4 & Y5 during the week, it's still Mercury Class who are in my heart!

Have a good week.

Mrs Land xx

 

Week beginning 22nd June 

Hi Mercury children,

This week's maths is adding and subtracting lengths and perimeter activities, with an ice cream problem solving activity on Friday. For Friday's task, try to work through the colours/flavours in a system way rather than just randomly. You might need to print/draw an extra ice cream sheet.

If you're working at school on some days then please do them in the Day order as I've photocopied the sheets for you in the same order. I'll hopefully see some of you again this Thursday afternoon when I'm working with KS2 children.

Thank you.

Mrs Land xx

 

Week beginning 15th June 

Hi Mercury children,

Here are your maths tasks for this week. This week it's measuring activities with some problem solving/games on Friday. If you're working at school on some days then please do them in the Day order as I've photocopied the sheets for you in the same order. I'll see some of you this Thursday afternoon as I'll be working with you.

Thank you.

Mrs Land xx

 

Week beginning 08.06.20

Hi everyone

This week's Maths activities on 3-digit addition & subtraction (and Sudoku!) are attached below; I've remembered to include the answers this week! Watch the teaching video for each lesson before you complete the worksheets.

If you find them tricky then please do ask for adult help and just do what you can. (If we were at school we'd be able to use our practical resources like Base 10 apparatus and place value mats.)

Please continue to also use Y3's mental maths warm up weblinks.

See main Year 3 message for more information.

Thank you!

Mrs Land xx

 

Week beginning 01.06.20

Hi everyone

This week's Maths activities on addition & subtraction are attached below. Also continue using last week's mental maths warm up weblinks.

Please see main Year 3 message for more information.

Thank you!

Mrs Land xx

 

Mon 25th - Fri 29th May - Half term holiday

Hello little uns,

This week is half term holiday so I won’t be posting any maths tasks for you, “Hurray!” I hear you cry! However, practising your mental skills to keep your brains ticking over won’t hurt.

If you get chance, use the mental maths links below for ten mins practice a day, in the garden in the sunshine if you can see the screen!

Thank you, well done and keep going!

Mrs Land xx

 

Monday 18th May - Y3 Learning Pack

Hi children, parents and carers,

For this week’s learning I have attached a Y3 Home Learning pack from Classroom Secrets, a government recommended site who provide work for BBC Bitesize.

Please see Mercury English page for details.

Thank you,

Mrs Land xx

 

Friday 15th May: Problem Solving involving scaling

Hello children

Hope you managed to work out the division sheets yesterday?

To round off this week’s maths I would like you to employ your multiplication & division skills in some problem solving tasks, including scaling numbers up and down. 

Please follow the White Rose Maths teaching video for Y3 Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 4, then complete the attached worksheet.

Have a good try!

Thank you,

Mrs Land xx

 

Thursday 14th May: Divide 2-digit by 1-digit numbers

Hello again!

It was lovely to see three Mercurians in school yesterday eager to do maths!

In March before schools closed we learned how to divide larger numbers using a blank number line and jumping up in chunks of multiples. This worked well for us, but different websites use different methods. I have studied  various websites and feel the resources on White Rose Maths would be most accessible to you. 

So today, please follow the White Rose Maths teaching video for Y3 Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 3, then complete the attached worksheet.

If you did this with me in school yesterday, maybe you could do Wednesday's task if you haven't done it already? 

 

Your division warm up game is Demolition Division -  a fun one!                *Please ensure your Player Name is not your real name, remember internet safety*

Good luck!

Mrs Land xx

 

Wednesday 13th May: Multiply 2-digit by 1-digit numbers

Hello again!

Back in January & February we were multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2,3,4,5 & 8, can you remember that far back?

Today, after some TTRockstars practice, please follow the White Rose Maths teaching video for Y3 Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Lesson 2, then complete the attached worksheet.

Let me know how you get on.

Mrs Land xx

 

Tuesday 12th May - Multiplication & Dividing by 4 & 8

Good morning,

From today we’re going to revisit multiplication and division to keep your brains ticking over.

Use TTRockstars to practise your mental skills, then visit the link below to White Rose Maths teaching video, then complete the attached worksheet.

Thank you,

Mrs Land xx

 

Monday 11th May - Analogue & digital clock times

Welcome to Half Term 1 Week 4! We're studying time further today.

When telling the time it’s important that we understand the relationship between analogue clock times (with a round clock face) and digital clock times. Today, most clocks that we see are digital, although many people still have analogue watches.

 

Think of a digital time as the number of hours and minutes that have ticked by since midnight (0:00 or 12am):

 7:45 means 7 hours & 45 mins have ticked by since midnight.

19:45 means 19 hours & 45 mins have ticked by since midnight (12hrs more).

 

First, have a go at the online Time game below to see how much you already know. It’s Australian but don’t worry, the clocks aren’t upside down!

Then, view the Time info pdf and complete the worksheets.

Thank you

Mrs Land xx

 

Thursday 7th May - V.E. Day Maths Activities

Hello children!

Today marks 75 years since the official end of the Second World War in Europe in 1945.

Tomorrow, many people in Britain will commemorate V.E. Day (Victory in Europe), as they did on May 8th 1945. You might well be doing some celebrating - at a safe distance of course! - with your neighbours tomorrow?

In preparation for this I’ve included some VE day activities for Maths.

Tomorrow is a bank holiday, just as May 8th was in 1945, so enjoy your day in this fabulous British sunshine, and have a lovely weekend with your family.

We’ll meet again…

Mrs Land xx

 

Wednesday 6th May - Money

Good morning mathematicians!

For today’s warm up I’ve included the link to some fun money games on Topmarks, so take your pick from those.

Take your minds back to the autumn term when we were focusing on addition & subtraction, then visit White Rose Maths Y3 Lesson 3 - Subtract money.  Watch the video teaching clip then complete the activity sheet.

* If the amounts on the sheet are a bit hard for you, ask your parents to change the numbers to lower amounts. Similarly, if you’re finding them quite easy, increase the amounts! *

Happy spending!

Mrs Land xx

 

Tuesday 5th May - Money

For your mental warm-up today please practise your times tables on TT Rockstars again. Your login details are in the front of your Home Learning books, but if you can’t find them I can let your parents have a copy via Class Dojo.

Think back to our autumn term when we were focusing on addition & subtraction, then visit White Rose Maths Y3 Lesson 2 - Add money.  Watch the video teaching clip then complete the activity sheet.

* If the amounts on the sheet are a bit hard for you, ask your parents to change the numbers to lower amounts. Similarly, if you’re finding them quite easy, increase the amounts! *

Thank you,

Mrs Land xx

 

Monday 4th May - Money

Hello and welcome to Summer Term Week 3!

For your mental warm-up today I would like you to practise your times tables on TT Rockstars. Your login details are in the front of your Home Learning books, but if you can’t find them I can let your parents have a copy via Class Dojo.

When lockdown is all done we’ll be able to go out and spend some money wherever we want! I’ll be looking forward to driving to the seaside to buy fish & chips.

White Rose Maths have some great money resources for us this week.

Please visit the link below and look at Y3 Week 3 Lesson 1 - Convert pounds and pence.  Watch the video teaching clip then complete the activity sheet. If you’re answering questions in your Home Learning book rather than on a print-out, why not draw around some real coins to show your answers, or even make crayon rubbings of them?

 

Friday 1st May - Time including Roman Numerals

TIME for some more clock times!

Some clock and watch faces have Roman Numerals.

Have a look at the Roman Numerals info sheet below before trying the two sheets about Time. The sheets get harder as they go along, so I would start at the first question then progress through until you can’t do anymore without too much adult help.  

Then it’s certainly TIME for some weekend relaxation with your families!

Have a good one.

Mrs Land xx

 

Thursday 30th April - Time

Time flies and it's already Thursday!

It was lovely to see three Mercurians in school yesterday and especially to see you having fun playing football!

Yesterday's lesson was about minutes past the hour, so today's is minutes to the hour.

Have a go at the warm up game again, then view the Twinkl Powerpoint attached below (hope you can view it successfully...)

Then there's a worksheet for you.

Thank you

Mrs Land xx

 

Wednesday 29th April - Time: minutes past the hour

Hello children.

Thought we'd leave fractions for a while ("Oh no!" I hear you cry) and learn how to tell the time instead.

Teaching 'Time' is always interesting for us teachers as some children are extremely good at it and some are, erm, not so good! 

If your parents have taught you how to tell the time on both an analogue clock and a digital clock, then please congratulate them now. 

If not, you've come to the right place!

 

To refresh your Time brain cells from Y2, please play the Telling the Time in Words game, via my link below. 

Then watch the Twinkl Powerpoint 'Minutes past the hour', best viewed on a laptop/desktop screen else the hands & numbers may have moved around. The Twinkl font style will possibly have changed too on your device, but it should still be legible.

Then I would like you to make your own clock from the template attached below.

We will do more Time work tomorrow, so please check in again then if you're able.

Thank you,

Mrs Land xx

 

Tuesday 28th April - Subtracting Fractions

Hi there, how did you get on with yesterday’s lesson on adding fractions?

Today’s lesson is similar to yesterday’s, just subtracting instead of adding!

As a mental starter, please use Topmarks ‘Subtraction Grids’. Try ‘one number’ then ‘two numbers’ to challenge yourselves.

Then see the link to the White Rose Maths website - Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 2 ‘Subtract Fractions’.

Good luck!

Mrs Land xx

 

Monday 27th April - Adding Fractions!

Now that you're hopefully on a roll with fractions I thought we'd carry on with them for just one more week, using the White Rose Maths resources. 

To warm up your maths brains please click on the Topmarks Daily 10 link. Select Level 3 - Fractions - Quarters of amounts and set your own time interval for each question.

To add fractions, please refer to their 'Summer Term - Week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1' resources. I'll put the link below. 

Thank you,

Mrs Land xx

 

Friday 24th April

Friday Fractions - "Hooray!" I hear your parents call!

It's tricky learning about fractions without being at school with all our lovely learning resources and each other to bounce off. I really wish we were together in the classroom.

H.O.W.E.V.E.R. we will keep on trying! 

(Plus I've really no idea how many of you actually see this page each day?!)

I have attached a Classroom Secrets powerpoint and worksheets about Fractions of Amounts. 

NB, PowerPoint presentations are best viewed on a desktop/laptop screen. Click on 'Slide Show' on the top brown bar, then play 'From Beginning' to view it in full. On a tablet they don’t work well as a slideshow, and I’ve realised the fonts are different too so some letters & numbers have moved around, sorry.

 

The sheets are differentiated D - Developing; E - Expected; 

GD - Greater Depth. 

D should be suitable for Spheres and Cylinders groups

E should be suitable for Pyramids group

GD should be suitable for Cuboids group (or do E sheet if too hard)

 

Almost forgot the Maths Train warm up first please! Divide by 2,3,4,5,8,10.

 

Have a safe weekend with your precious families.

Mrs Land xx

 

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning children, hope you slept well.

Today I would like you to practise dividing quickly in your head using Maths Train on Topmarks website (see link below).

Then, please try the fractions problems sheet.

Thank you

Mrs Land xx

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Comparing fractions today.

Remember, the ‘crocodile’ only eats the bigger number!

So ¾ > ¼ means three quarters is greater than one quarter.   

¼ < ¾ means one quarter is less than three quarters.

Visit the weblink below and see Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April) Lesson 3 - Compare Fractions.

There is a learning video/slideshow, an activity sheet and answers for your parents. If you can’t print the worksheets out, try drawing fraction models in your Home Learning book, or simply talk through the questions on screen.

 

Thank you and good luck!

Mrs Land xx

 

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning!

Today I would like you to use White Rose Maths again. 

 

Visit the weblink below and see Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April) Lesson 2 - Equivalent Fractions.

There is a learning video/slideshow, an activity sheet and answers for your parents. If you can’t print the worksheets out, try drawing fraction models in your Home Learning book, or simply talk through the questions on screen.

 

If you need to gain more understanding of fractions before attempting this week’s tasks, see 'Week 1' and 'Week 2' first.

If you struggle with fractions, try whiterosemaths Year 2 Week 1, Week 2 and Summer Term Week 1 fractions activities instead.

 

Thank you and good luck!

Mrs Land xx

 

Monday 20th April

Hi Mercurians!

The Easter hol is over but the sunshine continues! Hope everyone is safe and well and you’re being kind to your family members at home?

 

Are your maths brains a bit rusty or have you been keeping them well oiled?

The people at White Rose Maths have kindly put some free activities on their website for parents to use with you at home over the next few weeks.

I’ve checked them out and they look very similar to activities we would’ve been doing in class this half term.

Please visit the weblink below and see ‘Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April)’

Lessons 1-4 are for days 1-4 of this week (with a Friday challenge to follow). There is a learning video/slideshow, an activity sheet and answers for parents.

If you need to gain more understanding of fractions before attempting this week’s tasks, see ‘Week 1’ and ‘Week 2’ first (named after the first two weeks of lockdown).  

NB Pupils in our Spheres maths group should find whiterosemaths Year 2 ‘Week 1’, ‘Week 2’ and ‘Summer Term Week 1’ fractions activities easier to access & understand, so may use those instead.

 

Please let me know via ClassDojo if you have any problems viewing the activities.

Thank you and good luck!

Mrs Land xx

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Well I don't know about you children, but this week has flown by for me! I've been so busy with work and home life. 

Your two-week Easter holiday starts from tomorrow, so this will be your last maths task for a while. However, if you visit the Websites part of this page there will be a few things to keep you going until we meet again 'virtually'. 

Today, try the Magic Number warm up game first.

Here’s an Easter mystery for you to solve:

An Easter Egg hunt cannot take place as someone in the village has cut the Easter Bunny costume into pieces!

Can you solve the mathematical problems to discover who the culprit is?

Have a lovely Easter break and try not to wind up your family members too much devil These are strange times we're living in for sure, but it won't last forever. 

Stay safe and well. 

Mrs Land xx

 

Thursday 2nd April

Happy Thursday Mercurians! 

For today's maths I would like you to play the fractions games attached below.

If your parents ever have any problems with getting games to work, they can let me know via our new ClassDojo site.  (Hopefully they have had an email invite to click on). 

I wish we were all in the classroom learning about fractions together as it's an area that really needs teaching face to face, but we'll try our best via our gadgets!

Thank you,

Mrs Land x

 

 

Wednesday 1st April

More fractions today!

  • Unit fractions have ‘1’ as the numerator (top number), e.g. ½ or ¼. Example: “Dad ate half the buns” or “Dad ate one out of a total of two buns”.
  • Non-unit fractions have a numerator (top number) that is greater than 1, e.g. ¾. 

      Example: ¾ “Of a total of four squares, three are shaded”.

Please have a go at two worksheets attached. As you scroll down each of the pdfs, the first sheet is easier, the second a bit harder then the last one is more challenging.

Choose whichever you feel able to attempt (or all 3 if you like!).

The Reasoning & Problem Solving pdf should be worked on after the first pdf. 

If you don't have access to a printer, can you copy some fractions into your Home Learning book?

Thank you and good luck!

Mrs Land x

 

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning happy campers!

This morning’s maths task is quick-fire division practice using the Hit the Button website.

Before school closed we had just finished working on division, so hopefully you’ll remember your times tables facts to help.  I’ll include a times tables grid to remind you of x3, x4 & x8.

(If your parents wish to download Hit the Button app onto a tablet e.g. ipad or Amazon Fire, it would allow the timer to be ON or OFF).

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  

Click on/tap the full screen icon for a better view, then choose Division Facts. Choose to divide by 3 or 4. Some of you will feel more confident with ÷2, ÷5 & ÷10 and that’s fine. 

If you score well on the lower numbers you can move onto ÷8.

When you’ve played Hit the Answer, then play Hit the Question!

 

Monday 30th March

Hello children

If this was a normal school week we would be learning about fractions, so I have posted a Powerpoint Presentation and worksheets for you to complete with an adult to help. 

Hopefully the Powerpoint will open at home, as this includes slides to help you to learn about fractions.  Click on 'Slideshow' and play 'From Beginning'. 

The worksheets are starred (*/ **/***) - one star is easier, three stars is harder.

If you can't print the worksheet, you could copy the fractions into your Home Learning book.

Thank you and have a good day!

Mrs Land

 

 

Friday 27th March

Hi class!

Please take a look at this measuring activity from Mrs Kellet:

 

Today we are going to get tiny with our measuring. We are going to look at millimetres (mm) and centimetres (cm).

What do you think you could measure in mm? Can you gather together some from around your house, predict how many mm's they are and if you have a ruler at home see how close you were to your approximations. Can you convert the mm's into cm's?

Remember 10mm = 1cm

 

I have included a mm and cm pdf to help you think in these measurements. I have also placed on a worksheet that you can complete, there are 2 sides. The children have used these before, if they want to build their confidence start on the first page. If you fancy more of a challenge, start on the second page.

 

mm and cm pdf guide

Thursday 26th March

Using the weblink below, see if you can find 3 numbers that will add up to 30, 32, 34, 36 & 38 from the selection of numbers that you are given.

How many different combinations can you find? 

If you refesh the web browser it should give you a new target number each time.  Click/tap on the numbers you have chosen to check your answer - but no cheating!

Try making a simple number grid on paper with help from an adult or an older brother or sister, then challenge someone else in your house!

For maths tasks on Mon 23rd - Wed 25th March, please see the ones in Y3 Saturn's folder.
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