Maths: This week, the children will use ‘morning’, ‘afternoon’, ‘a.m.’ and ‘p.m.’ to describe the time of day. They will be introduced to telling the time on a 24-hour digital clock for the first time and will spend time looking at analogue and digital clocks at various times throughout the day, in order to compare what is the same and what is different. The children will then move onto finding the durations of events using both analogue and digital clocks. They will be given opportunities to practically work out durations of time using clocks with moveable hands. Number lines are also a useful model. We will be exploring the most efficient ways of breaking the time down in order to work out the duration. For example: half hours, quarter of an hour and five minutes.
We will then move onto our new Measurement topic: Mass and Capacity. We will be recapping on previous learning by comparing the mass of different objects. They will initially use balance scales to compare the mass of two or more objects. Children will compare mass using < and > and order objects based on their masses. We will be learning how to read a range of scales to measure mass, including scales with missing intervals. In this step, the children read scales in either kilograms or grams. We will be representing the intervals on the scale on a straight number line to highlight the link back to place value.
RE: In RE, the children will be given an opportunity to know that God helps us to be good Christians. We will be making links to show how beliefs and feelings affect our journey of life and will be using a developing religious vocabulary to name some of the gifts given in Baptism, Reconciliation & Eucharist.
This week for spellings the children will be looking at homophones – words, which sound the same, but look different. At home, please help your child to learn the following words and also which to use when:
he’ll, heal, heel
If your child has learnt these easily, please also help them to learn:
Please also make sure to read with your child and to sign their reading record and to continue to learn their times tables in this order: 10s, 5s, 2s, 3s, 4s then 8s.
Please don’t forget that next year your child will sit a statutory assessment called the Multiplication Tables Check. and will need to know all of their times tables by the end of year 4 in time for this test. Therefore it is important that they have learnt their 10s, 5s, 2s, 3s, 4s and 8s confidently by the end of year 3, so they are ready to move onto the other times tables by year 4. It is important that they are able to quickly recall these times tables in any order.
Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Whyatt and Mrs. Fraser