Gods and Mortals

This is the learning for Thursday 8th October for Class 3. It is based on the idea that children can use their knowledge of doubling to answer addition questions when the numbers are near doubles (e.g. double 5 = 10 so 6 + 5 is 11 because 6 is one more than 5).

Write down the double facts first, then use the double fact to find the near double question.

DoubleNear double
5 =6 + 5 =
30 =31 + 30 =
12 =12 + 13 =
27 =27 + 26 =
40 =41 + 40 =
90 =89 + 90 =
200 =200 + 199 =
100 =100 + 101 =
75 =75 + 74 =
350 =349 + 350 =
95 =95 + 94 =

Below is a copy of yesterday’s writing task that wasn’t completed. We were focusing on using ‘a’ or ‘an’ in a sentence. The rule is that if the next word after the ‘a’ or ‘an’ begins with vowel (a,e,i,o,u) then you use ‘an’. If the next word begins with a consonant (any other letter).

Please write by hand or type up the text below using ‘a’ or ‘an’ in the correct place.

What equipment will I need?

If you are a/an incredibly heroic slave who is about to take a/an unbelievably hard journey to freedom, then you will need to pack light. The journey is a/an tremendously difficult one so a/an enormous bag will only so you down. However, it is important to bring a/an few essential items.

You will need:

•a/an small loaf of bread,

•a/an extremely comfortable pair of shoes,

•a/an very sharp knives,

•a/an brave heart,

•a/an amazing amount of determination,

•a/an bible. •

If you are travelling on a/an awfully cold night, then it is worth bringing a/an warm blanket. The weather will get colder the further North you go so be ready for a/an uncomfortable night’s sleep.

Friday Maths: Below are some questions to help develop mental strategies for subtraction. Use the 100 square provided and follow the instructions for subtracting 9 and subtracting 11 quickly. Time yourself to see how quickly you can complete each sheet.

Group 2 Fluency: taking 9 by subtracting 10 quickly and then adding 1 back (100 square available to support this mental method).
32 – 9 =
25 – 9 =
58 – 9 =
84 – 9 =
91 – 9 =
129 – 9 =
133 – 9 =
436 – 9 =
307 – 9 =
405 – 9 =
Group 2 Fluency: taking 11 by subtracting 10 quickly and then taking another one away (100 square available to support this mental method).
32 – 11 =
25 – 11 =
58 – 11 =
84 – 11 =
91 – 11 =
129 – 11 =
130 – 11 =
436 – 11 =
100 – 11 =
400 – 11 =
100 square activities | Teaching Resources

Reading for Thursday: We started this sheet yesterday but didn’t complete all the questions. Re-read the information and have a go at the inference questions below.

  
  
  
The Underground Railroad

During this time there were states in the northern United States where slavery was outlawed. Slaves would try to escape to the north using the Underground Railroad. This wasn’t a real railroad. It was a number of safe homes (called stations) that hid slaves as they travelled north. The people that helped the slaves were called conductors. Slaves would move from station to station at night, hiding in the woods or sneaking onto trains until they finally reached the north and freedom.

Harriet Escapes

In 1849 Harriet decided to escape. She would use the Underground Railroad. After a long and scary trip she made it to Pennsylvania and was finally free.  

I – Why was it called an Underground Railraod?  
Because…  

I – Why were safe homes called “stations”?             
Because…  

I – Why did they travel at night?  

Because…

Friday reading: Do you own research into Harriet Tubman. Visit https://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/harriet_tubman.php and write 5 interesting facts about her life.