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January 2020

14.01.20 - We began the term by revising how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.  We used the written column method to help us with this. It is very important that the children continue to practise recalling their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables at home whenever possible, as this really supports their work at school (there are lots of online times tables games to make this fun!).  We then moved on to dividing, including dividing with a remainder.  We found using equipment such as Base 10 and lolly sticks (or rods) helped us with our understanding of division.

21.01.20 - We have been practising dividing using the 'bus-stop method' (short division), including dividing with remainders, before moving on to 'scaling' numbers.  We changed recipes to increase the quantities produced e.g. by doubling/halving the ingredients.  

September 2019 Place Value

September 2019    Place Value 1

This term we have begun by consolidating the children's knowledge of 2 digit numbers with numbers up to 1,000.  The children have built 3 digit numbers with diens blocks, compared amounts and found 10,100 and 1000 more than a given number.  To link with our Roman topic the children have had fun learning the value of each Roman Numeral.  Ask them to show you the Roman numerals for their age or even yours!


Ways to help your child at home:


When out and about with your child, look for 3 digit numbers.  Ask them how many hundreds, tens and ones there are in the numbers you find.  Then ask them what 100 less and more would be and then 300 more/less, each time adding a little more challenge.  If you have a clock with Roman numerals at home, ask them to tell you the time.