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Week commencing 9th May 2022


This sequence builds upon the previous sequence and continues to ensure that place value language is directly linked to the multiplication of tens and ones.


Pupils have already met the idea of the distributive law, where it was linked to pupils’ multiplication tables knowledge. Here they meet distribution by regrouping into tens and ones and multiplying both parts by the same number. Previously, pupils rehearsed multiplying multiples of ten in readiness.


Some of the examples in which pupils rehearse short multiplication with no regrouping include multiplying by 2. This is for the purposes of rehearsal to ensure there is no regrouping. However, pupils should be able to use a doubling strategy when asked to multiply by 2 in other contexts.


The introduction of the formal short multiplication method is shown to be distributive and the emphasis is on the format and understanding what is happening and why at each stage of the procedure.


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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