Learning About Place Value in Year 3

This term, Year 3 have been learning about place value in Maths. We have been using our mathematical vocabulary to talk about how we have solved problems or how things are correct or incorrect. We have been using a variety of resources such as Numicon, Dienes and place value counters to show our understanding. We then applied this to number lines and ordering numbers. We have had lots of fun deepening our knowledge of three digit numbers.

Busy Busy Birch Class

Birch class have been super busy this term. In English, we have been reading ‘Monkey Puzzle’, acting have been  acting out the story and describing animals using adjectives. In Maths, we have been developing our skills of addition with Numicon. Every Monday morning Birch Class take part in MEND sessions which stands for: Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! We talk about our healthy well being, we do some exercises and we taste some nice fruit.  

Place Value in Year 4

We are excited to be sharing our learning with you, as usual!

This week, we have been looking at the place value of four digit numbers and learning to represent them using dienes and counters. We have also been partitioning the numbers by writing number equations in expanded form and identifying the place value of each digit.

Below are some examples of our work:

Units of measure

We are busy applying our knowledge of units of measurement to solving different kinds of maths problems! We are also using imperial units of measure, e.g. inches, feet, pints, pounds. We are able to convert between imperial and metric units of measure!

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Measurements in Maths

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In maths, we have been learning about measurements. In the playground, we were using this knowledge to measure our long jumps both in metres (m) and centimetres (cm). We jumped from a start line to as far as we could jump, then we used a trundle wheel to measure the distance. Later in the lesson, we measured our heights with a metre stick. It was a good lesson where we were outside and exploring measurements.

Naziha Alder


Amazing Shape Finders in Year 3

Our Summer one topic in Year ​3 has been shape. We have been using lots of practical opportunities to investigate 2 Dimensional shapes and use our previous knowledge to support our reasoning. We have also looked at shapes in the environment and paying particular focus to angles.

Our new words this term have been: acute, right angle, obtuse. We are now extending our understanding by looking at the properties of lines (parallel and perpendicular)

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What’s the time, Year 2?

In maths, Year 2 has been learning about time. We can name the minute and hour hands, and made our own clock, making sure we put all the numbers in the right places!

Throughout the week we learned how to read the time from a clock and make times on a small clock. We started by reading ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’ time, and then challenged ourselves by reading the time to five minutes.

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3D Shapes in year 5

We have been very busy learning about 3D shapes this half term, including classifying them according to their properties. We have practised visualising nets of 3D shapes and then using polydrons and cubes to represent them. Equally, we have explored rectangles and their lengths by finding perimeter.

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Magnolia in Maths

Magnoli​a have been working with shape in Mathematics this week. We have been sorting different shapes to understand what a regular and irregular polygon is. Then we plotted these polygons on a grid and played a game similar to ‘Battle Ship’ with a partner.

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Count on Us Maths Competition

Hallfield hosted the Count on Us Maths Regional Heats for 27 other schools on Wednesday 21st March. The three children who represented Hallfield have been working extremely hard and their hard work has paid off as not only did they have a great time meeting children from schools across London but they have also managed to go through to the semi-finals. The Hallfield team are eagerly looking forward to competing in the next stage of the competition. The semi-finals will be held in City Hall in the Summer Term so keep an eye out for more photos and updates!

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