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Remote Learning 13.7.21

Welcome back to remote learning! Please join us on our live lessons on Year 3's Teams channel at 9:30 for maths, 10:30 for literacy and 1:00 for topic work. If you can't access Teams, here's what we've got planned:


Maths - I am learning to recall multiplication facts for the 4 and 8 times tables.

In maths, yesterday we started a recap of our times table and division facts using arrays. We'll be carrying looking at the 4s and 8s  using PurpleMash; on your 2dos (or alerts) you'll see 3 new tasks with today's date on them for the 4s and 8s. 


There's a couple of simple hacks that will get you these times tables every time - basically, if you know your 2 times tables, you can get your 4 times tables. If you know your 4 times table, you can get your 8s!


Let's look at the 2s first;


Fairly simple pattern, right? To get your 4s, there's 2 things you can do.

The first is 'skip counting' - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24


That's right, every other number in the 2 times table is a number in the 4s! You could also double.

For example, if you wanted to know 12 x 4...


We know 12 x 2 = 24.

24 + 24 = 48

So 12 x 4 = 48!


It works for any number in the 4s.


E.g. 6 x 4 = ?

6 x 2 = 12

12 + 12 = 24

So 6 x 4 = 24!


How does this help you get your 8s? Those tricky 8s - well, it's the same trick for the 2s and 4s.


Every other number in the 4s is in the 8s - 

4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32...


Which means that you can also use the 'double trick'!


6 x 8 = ?

6 x 4 = 24

24 + 24 = 48

So 6 x 8 = 48!


Job done. See if you can complete the matching and missing numbers puzzle on PurpleMash!

Literacy - I am learning to use time conjunctions in an explanation text.

Yesterday we wrote our introduction to our explanation to how spooky scary skeletons work. Today, we're going into the paragraphs about parts of the skeleton. One of the functions of our skelly bones is to move us. But how?

Let's have a look;


Muscles Moving Your Bones

Jared uses a great arm model to show students how muscles move bones. Are you a teacher? Click this link:

How Do Our Bodies Move?

A SciShow Kids viewer wants to know: How Do Our Bodies Move? Jessi explains, while Squeaks works out!----------Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and als...

Fun model, right? Did you see how it made the arm bones move? Can you write a short paragraph explaining what happened? You can use paper, email me a Word document, or we've got a PurpleMash 2do if you want to use ICT.


Can you use these time words to order what happened in order to make the arm move?

ICT - I am learning what to do in cases of cyberbullying.


Our ICT this week ties in sadly to what's been going on in the news this week; have a look at this Newsround report;


What's been going on and the messages posted on social media about the England players is a horrible case of cyberbullying and shows what a big problem it still is in our world. But what is cyberbulling? Let's have a look:


Can you create a poster explaining what cyberbullying is and what we should do about it? What would you do if you were one of the England players who was getting abuse posted about them online?