P3 – Adding and Carrying

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came along to our technology sharing event last week. It was great to see so many people there and a wonderful opportunity for the children to talk with their grown-ups about what they had made and learned. If any of you still have either of the design/evaluation/reporting sheets at home, please could you return it to school by the end of this week.

The other thing we would like to say thank you for is all of the hard work that went into the Scots poems. We were so impressed by the fact that EVERYONE managed to remember their poems and to recite them to the class. Orla, from P3B, is the overall P3 winner – many congratulations, Orla!

carrying sumThis week, P3 have been learning about how to do columnar (chimney) addition sums with carrying. It has been quite tricky to juggle laying out the sums properly, adding the numbers and remembering to carry any tens or hundreds over to the next column. For any parents wanting to practise this at home, this is how we are laying them out (the carried number sits on top of the upper “total” line).

Next week is the February holiday week and we hope you all enjoy the break. We’ll see you back at school on Monday 19th.

Here is this week’s homework:

  • Reading – See the homework/reading diary/jotter.
  • Spelling – Please learn this week’s spelling pattern and complete a spelling activity – make sure you have your spelling jotter at school on Friday!
  • Maths – We are introducing addition with carrying this week. For homework, we would like the children to do some revision of mental maths skills: number bonds (addition + subtraction) within 10/20; doubles and near doubles; times tables – focus on 2, 5 and 10 & extend to 3 and 4 for more of a challenge; skip counting in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s (3’s and 4’s too). You can use the following links to go to online maths games that reinforce these skills:

And here is the child-friendly plan:

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