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Place Value

Week 1

This week we have been using concrete resources to help us build and partition numbers; reminding ourselves of the learning we did in Year 2.  We have also been learning how to set our work out neatly in the squares in our new books.

Week 2

This week we will be improving our 2x table fluency every day.  Watch out for your child' Rock Star Times Table log in which will be coming home soon.

We have been working on our Place Value with numbers up to 1000, representing numbers in different ways.

Week 3

We are still working on our 2x tables in our Rock Star Times Tables sessions.

With our place value work we have been exploring the effect of adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100.  Watch out for the tricky ones.

Week 4 

Rock Star Times Tables - 2x table division facts.


We started the week looking at trickier question when adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100.

For example..

  •  196 + 10
  • 204 - 10
  • 936 + 100
  • 400 - 1

Why are these questions 'trickier'?

We than moved onto comparing numbers using the language 'less than' and greater than' and the symbols <   and   >.

Week 5

We have continued our learning on Place Value - the children are really getting to grips with this and are using super mathematical language.

We have also be looking at the patterns created when you count in 5s from zero and comparing it to the pattern of counting in 50s.


Please practice these skills at home...


0  5  10  15  20  25  30  35  40  45  50  55  60

0  50  100  150  200  250  300  350  400  450  500  550  600


Week 6

We stepped bravely into the world of addition and subtraction this week.  We used Base 10 equipment and Place Value counters to explore what happens when you add/subtract a 1 digit number to or from a 3 digit number.  Towards the end of the week, we were investigating what happens when you have to cross a tens boundary e.g. 324 + 7 ( the ones add up to more than 10).  Ask your child if they can draw a picture to explain it to you!

We will continue to look at crossing boundaries next week.