# Marvellous Maths

In maths, Bluebirds have been learning about the place value of three-digit numbers.
We’ve been making three-digit numbers and looking at different ways to partition three-digit numbers. To help us, we’ve been using arrow cards and dienes. Next we’ll be using the place value counters. We’ve been working out how much each number is worth and recording it in our books in number sentences and part, part, part, whole models.

# Memorising Months!

Bluebirds have been learning all about time in relation to days, months and years, this morning.  After trying to learn the poem “30 Days Have September” Jalees shared a method he had been taught with the rest of the class using his knuckles. The months that land on your knuckles are January, May, July, August, October and December so you can remember that all these months are the ones with 31 days.
Remember to start on the left knuckle of your little finger! This is a useful way to recall the length of months them if you find it tricky to remember the poem! Great idea Jalees! Thank you.

# Roman Numerals

The Bluebirds have started to learn about how to tell the time in maths.
We started by learning about Roman Numerals up to 12 and then looking at the numerals on a clock face. We have been focusing on o’clock and half past.

# Money

This week, the Bluebirds have started money in maths. We have looked at pounds and pence, coins and notes, and how to add and subtract different amounts of money.

# Creating Tally Charts using 2Graph

Last week, Bluebirds tallied the number of pets each child owned.  They also produced a tally of everyone’s eye colour in the class.  This week, Bluebirds have all used Purple Mash to create their data on tally charts.  Some children presented their data on different types graphs including line graphs and pie charts.

# Making Music

The Bluebirds are making great progress with their recorders!
We have been learning how to play the notes A and B and putting them into a tune, making sure we are playing our instruments carefully so we don’t squeak.

# Dividing Numbers

During maths this week, the Bluebirds have been dividing two-digit numbers by a one-digit number.
We have been using counters to help with share the tens and ones before working in our books.

# Times Table Rock Stars

The Bluebirds were introduced to Times Table Rock Stars this week, ready for the school competition.
We had a go at Studio, Garage and even had a class competition! Olivia came first, Khayri was second and Thomas S was third – well done Bluebirds!
We are ready to win lots of coins for the competition!

# Compliments to 100

In maths this week, Bluebirds have been learning about compliments to 100.
We used our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us. We also used hundred squares and number lines. We coloured in the number in one colour to count the ones and tens to find each number’s compliment. Next, we wrote the number on a number line to count on in ones to the next nearest 10 (using our number bonds to 10) and then counted on to 100. This helped us work out the number bonds!