Today, Sandra from HSBC came to visit Bluebirds to talk about saving money. She asked theW class what they would like to save up for. There were lots of suggestions such as…
Sandra explained that once children are 7 they can have their own account to save their money in. She showed the class the special money box which is like a real bank safe and has a secret combination code to unlock the door. She advised them how to complete the application form and advised the children to open the account with £10 to start the account off. She clarified this wasn’t a charge! Then she told them about how to pay in using a special book.
On Thursday, Bluebirds made three digit numbers using place value counters and charts. In partners, one child wrote a three digit number out in numerals and words, whilst their partner made the number using the equipment. We discussed numbers that contained a zero. For example, Mrs Parry asked the children if 704 had no tens. After partner talk, the children realised there were tens in the number and even calculated how many (70!), using their knowledge of ten times tables. Similarly, children realised there were ones in the number 740! Well done Bluebids, you completed great investigation work practically using new equipment!
Year 3 have been busy working through their final Maths topics over the last week or so.
The children spotted right angles around the room, realising they were everywhere! They learnt about Obtuse and Acute angles and identified where they were in 2D shapes. The class identified parallel and perpendicular lines around our room. Today, children have been choosing a shape and describing the properties to a friend, to see if they can guess the shape, hidden in their hand!
Today Bluebirds enjoyed a practical lesson, which took place on the playground, involving lots of water!
Mrs Parry challenged the children to estimate amounts of water and then use the measuring jugs and cylinders to see how accurate they were. This gave the children great experience in reading different scales and calculating various increments.
Today, Bluebirds began their new topic in Maths. They discussed different types of scales and familiarised themselves with the language such as grams, kilograms, heavier than and lighter than. The children selected two items to weigh and found which one was the heaviest/lightest. The children looked at a variety of scales with different intervals and practised calculating how much each increment was worth.
Today, Bluebirds have been persevering with telling the time this week and today have been calculating the 24 hour clock. Children solved times using different methods as they found calculating minutes to the hour challenging.
Huey said “I solved the question by seeing that 40 and 20 go together as it is a number bond to sixty so I know that 10.40 am was also twenty minutes until 11 o’clock.
Sophia said “I know the numbers are in five. Knute intervals so I counted in fives around the numbers to calculate there was 20 minutes left until it was 11 o’clock.
Evie thought how to explain the question to her partner and decided to support her by drawing a number line to find the difference between 40 and 60.
Bluebirds have been persevering with equivalent fractions today. They have used their reasoning and problem solving skills. Using practical equipment, helped children to visualise the question and check their answers!
Year 3 played a Place Value Game using counters and dice. They had to work in pairs starting with 200. They had to roll the dice and subtract that number using the counters to help them with exchanging from hundreds and tens. The first person to get to zero was the winner.