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Week commencing 23rd May 2022


This sequence bridges the rehearsal of grouping and sharing to the long division method. The focus is upon linking base facts to division including where place value impacts. For example, understanding how 240 ÷ 3 links to 24 ÷ 3. They use base-10 equipment to halve - including when tens or hundreds have to be regrouped. They should be encouraged to notice and describe the patterns that occur when odd multiples of tens and hundreds are halved.

Pupils progress onto distributing 2- and 3-digit numbers into hundreds, tens and ones before sharing into equal groups first without regrouping and then with regrouping. They should be directed to share the most significant digit first (e.g. for 345, the 3 hundreds would be shared first) as this prepares them for long division, which unlike all other written methods does not start by operating on the ones.


In maths year 3 will be looking at:


· Place value– Children will be recognising the value of each digit in a three-digit number.

· Estimation– compare and order numbers up to 1000 and looking at their rounding skills.

· Measure– Children will be measuring and comparing different lengths, masses and volume.

· Addition and subtraction– Children will be able to add and subtract numbers mentally. Children will be taught to add and subtract using the formal written method.

· Problem solving– we will be solving problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value and more complex addition and subtractions.

· Angles– They will be taught to recognise that angles are a property of a shape or a description of a turn.

· Recognise that angles are a property of shape or a description of a turn

· 2D shapes– Children will be able to draw 2D shapes and recognise their properties.

· Perimeter– We will be measuring the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.


Please find a range of activities, projects and websites to use to support home learning.

Deepening understanding home learning pack:

Natwest Money Sense activities:

At the moment in Maths we are rehearsing how to use formal written methods for mutliplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.



Use a dice (ten-sided if you have one or six-sided is fine), roll it twice to create a two digit number (such as 34) and then once more for a one-digit number (6). Decide how you would like to solve your multiplication: Partition your 2-digit number into Tens and Ones (30 and 4) then multiply the Ones by your 1-digit number (4 x 6 = 24) and the Tens by your 1-digit number (30 x 6 = 180). Lastly add your answers together to get the solution (180 + 24 = 204).

On the other hand you can use the formal written method:


x 6


Problem to solve: 

Use this link to visit the nrich website  and have a go at this problem with an adult. All you need is a dice and some paper and pencils.


Useful Websites: 

Mathletics, TT rockstars, BBC Bitesize,

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