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Maths

Summer Term 2

 

Our maths work this term finishes off our work with fractions before continuing onto three other topics using shapes, angles and perimeter. We find out what horizontal, vertical and perpendicular are, how to make turns, how to make 3D shapes and find the total length around a shape.

 

Fractions

We will continue our investigation of fractions this term. Firstly, by exploring equivalent fractions and look at simplifying fractions before comparing fractions with different denominators. Towards the end of the chapter, we will be finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and looking at sharing 1 and more than 1.

 

Angles

In this chapter, we will be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation. We begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. They compare angles to one another and then describe turns using both angles and fractions.

 

Lines and Shapes

This unit has pupils exploring the different types of lines in addition to properties of shapes, both 2- and 3-D. To begin the unit, pupils will be identifying perpendicular and parallel lines, followed by horizontal and vertical lines. Pupils move on to describing 2-dimensional shapes and drawing them before making 3-dimensional shapes using nets and clay.

 

Perimeter of Figures

This unit allows pupils to explore perimeter. While perimeter itself is simply combining the lengths of sides, it is important that it is taught before pupils are introduced to 'area' and not dealt with at the same time. Pupils will begin the unit by measuring the total length around a shape before moving onto grid paper to measure the combined lengths of each side. Pupils will be calculating perimeter by adding all of the lengths together and ending the unit by calculating the perimeter of a rectangle with unknown sides that need to be determined.

Summer Term 1

 

After finishing our work with time will be learning about how to create and interpret picture graphs and bar graphs. We will start by looking at how we represent information using different picture graphs where the pictures can represent more than one item. Then, we will begin to create bar graphs, using our knowledge of picture graphs to help them.

We will work towards reading and interpreting the information from the bar graphs.

 

Later this term we will spend an extended period exploring and working with fractions.  We will begin our work on fractions with a recap of what they are, where we see them and what they look like. Our first focus will be counting in tenths and then making number pairs (the fraction equivalent to number bonds) before moving on to adding and subtracting fractions.

We will develop our knowledge when we explore equivalent fractions and look at simplifying fractions before comparing fractions with different denominators.

To finish our work with fractions will be finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and looking at sharing 1 and more than 1.

Spring Term 2

This half term we will be learning about money and time. It allows pupils to consolidate previous learning on recognising different denominations (both notes and coins) and the simple addition and subtraction of money. It further develops the concepts related to addition and subtraction of money using number bonds as a key method. Pupils are then expected to apply their new knowledge to solve word problems using bar modelling as a key strategy.

 

We will also be learning how to tell the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Pupils then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, pupils are measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. Pupils will then complete the chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time.

Spring term 1 - Measures

 

Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks – This term we are focusing on developing our understanding of measures touching on previous methods taught. The first measuring topic is length where we will look length in metres and centimetres before moving on to kilometres. We will learn to measure different items using centimetres, metres and kilometres as well as beginning to convert and compare measures. Following the unit on Length, the children will then move on to Mass. This maths topic begins with measuring mass using scale. The children will look at different units to measure mass, specifically grams and kilograms. At the end of both units the children will develop their reasoning skills by answering word problems using the bar model method.  

 

As the children progress through the term they will start to develop written methods to solve two digit multiplied or divided by a single digit number. The first lessons look at decomposing a number into tens and ones so that the multiplication is easily managed and pupils can see the concept first using base 10. The children will progress on to regrouping before moving onto Division. Once the children master multiplication and division, they focus on solving problems using the methods taught in previous lessons. Children are encouraged to use concrete, pictorial and written methods to solve problems.

 

At the beginning of every other lesson, the children will complete 10 questions in 10 minutes (10in10). These will focus on a variety of different skills. Some skills that the children will have learned in previous years, and others that will be recapped from Year 3 learning. These 10 in 10s are aimed to increase children's fluency and speed with mental arithmetic.  

 

Some of the methods taught during these sessions may be different to the way you were taught Maths at school so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the year 3 team – Mr Rowe, Mrs Lamb or Mrs Gratton.

Maths - Multiplication and Division

 

Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks – This term we are focusing on developing our understanding of Multiplication and Division including formal written methods of the column method. The children will cover the multiplication and division of 3,4 and 8. The children will the get to use their knowledge to solve word problems. You can support your child at home by practising the 3, 4 and 8 times-tables at home on TimeTables Rockstars, using concrete objects at home or by singing some of the songs on the links below. 

 

As the children progress through the term they will start to develop written methods to solve two digit multiplied or divided by a single digit number. The first lessons look at decomposing a number into tens and ones so that the multiplication is easily managed and pupils can see the concept first using base 10. The children will progress on to regrouping before moving onto Division. Once the children master multiplication and division, they focus on solving problems using the methods taught in previous lessons. Children are encouraged to use concrete, pictorial and written methods to solve problems.

 

At the beginning of every other lesson, the children will complete 10 questions in 10 minutes (10in10). These will focus on a variety of different skills. Some skills that the children will have learned in previous years, and others that will be recapped from Year 3 learning. These 10 in 10s are aimed to increase children's fluency and speed with mental arithmetic.  

 

Some of the methods taught during these sessions may be different to the way you were taught Maths at school so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the year 3 team – Mrs Bates, Mrs Lamb or Mrs Gratton.

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