Welcome to Class 3
Christmas seems like a million years ago as we have been so busy already this year!
Since the start of the new year Class 3 children have already looked at the genre of short stories using Short! by Kevin Crossley-Holland. They investigated the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Next they planned and wrote their very own (very spooky) short stories elaborated by the use of descriptive words and further details.
Argument and Debate
The pupils have also been involved in lots of arguments recently (in a good way!) They have identified features of argument texts and discussed differences between facts and opinions. They have also found out how to present opinions as if they were facts in order to be more persuasive. They have studied the difference between formal and informal speech and have even taken part in a class debate (see photo below). Children then wrote and edited their own argument text. Longer summer holidays and a homework ban were amongst the subjects written about!
Recently the children have been introduced to Shakespeare using Marcia Williams' Mr William Shakespeare's Plays. They have studied Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. They have investigated different ways of writing dialogue including playscript layout and the use of informal language. Children then went on to planning and performing a 60 second version of part of Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet (see photos below). Finally, they followed in the footsteps of the bard himself by writing and performing their very own play using modern language.
Romeo and Juliet
Lots will be covered this term in Maths.
In Year 5 we will:
- Explore place value in 6-digit numbers (PV additions and subtractions, compare numbers); add and subtract 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000 to/from 6-digit numbers; place 6-digit numbers on number lines and round to the nearest 100 or 1000; use negative numbers in the context of temperature and calculate rises and falls in temperature; find differences between temperatures
- Use place value to add and subtract; add and subtract near multiples of 100 and 1000; use counting up (Frog) to subtract 4-digit numbers from multiples of 1000; subtract pairs of 2-digit numbers with one decimal place; use Frog to find change from £100; use column addition to add amounts; use Frog to find the difference between amounts of money
- Carry out place value additions and subtractions of numbers with one or two decimal places; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 (answers from two decimal places to 6-digit whole numbers); round decimals to the nearest whole and tenth; use written addition to add numbers with one or two decimal places and use rounding to estimate totals; add two or three numbers with two decimal places
- Plot points and draw polygons in two quadrants; work out new co-ordinates after a translation; reflect a shape and write the new co-ordinates; draw line graphs of times tables; draw a conversion graph of imperial to metric units and use it to read off equivalent measures
- Find lowest common multiples and highest common factors; use mental strategies (factors and multiples) to multiply and divide by 5, 20, 6, 4 and 8; use short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; use rounding to approximate and use the commutativity of multiplication
In Year 6 we will:
- Explore place value in 7-digit numbers (PV additions and subtractions, compare numbers); add and subtract 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000 and 1 000,000 to/from 7-digit numbers; place 7-digit numbers on number lines and round to the nearest 10 000, 100 000 or 1 000 000; use negative numbers in the context of temperature and calculate rises and falls in temperature; calculate intervals across zero
- Add and subtract near multiples of powers of 10, including decimals (e.g. +/– 2.99, 3.02); use knowledge of the order of operations and brackets to carry out calculations; explore the order of operations using brackets (e.g. 2 + 1 × 3 = 5 and (2 + 1) × 3 = 9); use Frog to find change from £100 and use column addition to add several amounts; solve multi-step word problems and use brackets to record the necessary calculations
- Carry out place value additions and subtractions of numbers with three decimal places; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 (answers from three decimal places to 7-digit whole numbers); round decimals to the nearest whole, tenth and hundredth; use written addition to add numbers with three decimal places in the context of measures (litres, km, kg); use rounding to estimate totals
- Plot points and draw polygons in all four quadrants; work out new co-ordinates after a translation or reflection; interpret and construct pie charts; draw a conversion graph of imperial to metric units and use it to read off equivalent measures
- Solve problems involving rate; use mental strategies (factors and multiples) to multiply and divide by 5, 20, 6, 4 and 8; solve scaling problems; multiply and divide numbers with up to two decimal places (e.g. 0.4 × 6, 3.5 ÷ 7, 5 × 0.03, 0.15 ÷ 3); use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit then 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 35 and use rounding to approximate