# Maths

Times tables Every week, we practise our times tables because they are a very important part of our practise at Sacred Heart! Having quick recall of times tables helps with our Maths lessons and allows us to really get stuck into our problem solving and reasoning challenges!

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Summer 1- Addition and Subtraction

During the first couple of weeks of Summer Term 1, we will be revisiting and consolidating our knowledge and understanding of formal methods to add and subtract, as well as developing our reasoning skills. Spring 2- Shape, Telling the Time and Place Value

This term, we recapped 2D shapes and their properties! We learnt that a 2D shape has sides, vertices (corners) and different sized angles (obtuse, right angle and acute).  After, we looked at 3D shapes and made some of our own using nets! We also noticed that lots of 3D shapes have 2D shapes as their faces. Over the course of this half term, we have also been recapping how to tell the time. We started with recapping the basics o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and then moved on to telling the time in 5 minute intervals. They did really well, especially getting to grips with 5 minute intervals! Now we are moving on to recapping place value and investigating the value of each digit in different numbers. We started with finding 10 more/less and 100 more/less then a 2 and 3 digit number. We then recapped partitioning using a standard and non-standard format, before moving to using a number line to plot different numbers. Spring 1- Division In Spring 1, we are going to focus on division. We are going to start by using counters, then a number line and finally the bus stop method (see above). We're going to use our times tables and multiplication knowledge we have learnt so far to help us!

Autumn 2- Multiplication This half term, we have been practising multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number using the formal method of multiplication!

We learnt to put the numbers into the correct place value column after, you have to multiply the 1 digit number by the ones then, multiply the 1 digit by the tens. Finally, you have to add the two number together to get your answer!  As a challenge, we've also been using these number sentences to explore the inverse.

e.g. 42 x 5 = 210    210 ÷ 5 = 42

Autumn 1- Place Value The children have been investigating how numbers are formed and how to partition them. In Year 3, we will be in working with ones, tens, hundreds and thousands and the children have been working really hard to ensure they can recognise, order and compare different numbers. We have recently begun our work on addition and subtraction and the children are already proving they are using what their place value knowledge taught previously!

We will begin by recapping our KS1 knowledge of adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers before moving on to 3 digit numbers. We are beginning to use the column method of addition and subtraction and we are enjoying the challenge!