Year 3 Homework – Thursday 21st September 2017
Maths
Prior learning: This week we have been practising using known number facts and strategies to help us perform mental addition calculations. We have been looking for known number bonds and re-ordering.
Example: 23+7
If we were adding 7 and 23, we would hopefully notice 3 and 7 make a number bond of 10. So, the calculation becomes: 20+(7+3)=30. We have re-ordered the calculation!
If we were asked to total 26 and 57, we would start from the largest number (57)
and add on the smaller number in tens and ones ie. 57+26=
57+20+6=
77+6=83
Example: 156+7
In this case we can look to make the next multiple of 10 from 156 which is 160. This would mean adding 4. This means that there is 3 more to add on. So, the answer is 163.
The purpose of this is to eventually speed up mental addition by encouraging the children to understand that they add in any order but that there are some orders that will prove more helpful to them!
Task: Show how you would calculate these addition questions:
a. 7 + 33 b. 69 + 21 c. 13 + 4 + 17 d. 105 + 15 e. 14 + 54 + 6
f. 56 + 27 g. 15 + 65 h. 11+ 78 + 2 i. 86 + 25 j. 4 + 125 + 26
k. 123 + 8 l. 432 + 20 m. 50 + 456 n. 495 - 30 o. 946 - 50
English
On Thursday 12^{th} October, Year 3 will be taking part in a Harvest service at St. Nicholas’ Church (which parents are welcome to join us for at 11am). As part of the service, we will be performing some Harvest poetry and prayers. For your homework this week, we would like you to write your own Harvest-themed poem or prayer in your books. We will be selecting some children to perform their poetry/prayers at the service.
This website explains some different types of poem that you might want to try: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/glossary-poetry-types
Reading
Read aloud to a parent or carer for 10 minutes.
Write in your homework book:
Date
Page number and the sentence that you last read, written out accurately
Parents/carers please sign below the sentence written in the book. You may also wish to write a short comment about your child’s reading.