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Friday 20th November

Today’s time table













1:00 – 1:20


1:20- 2:20

2:20- 2:45









Mr Gilbey reads…



09.00 – 10.00


Key Stage Two Maths Year 3 Targeted Question Book – page 18 and 19.

Mental Addition and Subtraction

Zoom call at 9am for the first 15 minutes (log in details the same as previous days).

Today’s Maths lesson is looking at calculating additions and subtractions mentally – that means doing them in your head rather than working them out on paper.

I know you are all AMAZING at column addition and subtraction but sometimes it’s a lot quicker if we can do them mentally.

The trick here is sometimes we only need to worry about one Place Value, the rest stay the same.

Some examples below…

340 + 20                                                   432 + 400                                 

H       T        O                                          H       T       O

                      3        4        0                                           4        3       2


                      3                  0                                                     3       2

These stay the same as we are only adding tens           These stay the same as we are only adding hundred

Tens = 4 tens + 2 tens = 6 tens                             Hundred = 4 hundred +4 hundreds = 8 hundreds

Therefore the answer of 360.                              Therefore the answer of 832.


Now use this knowledge to attempt pages 18 and 19 in your book

PLEASE ONLY DO THE PAGES ASKED OF YOU. That way we can work through the book at the same time as everyone in the class.



10.15 – 11.15


Today is Friendship Friday and was one of the reasons we wore odd socks on Monday to celebrate everyone’s individuality.

Below is an assembly by Andy from CBeebies. Please watch it and discuss some of the points raised with your adult. It talks about anti-bullying but at Moorcroft Wood we like to refer to it as ‘Friendship Week’ where we consider how to be a better friend.

After watching the video, have a think about what you want in a friend and write those features onto the body attached (I have added one as an example).

Next ask yourself… Do I do that for other people? What could I do to be a better friend to people?

11.15 – 12.15


Talk for Writing – The Truth About Trolls

Zoom call at 11.15am for the first 15 minutes (log in details the same as yesterday).

You will have received a copy of this document in the pack with your books and stationary.

We are going to work through this together and it will end with us writing our own information report on our very own trolls (the monster type NOT Poppy from the Trolls films).

Today we are going to start by reading the report on trolls found on page 3, 4 and 5. There is an explanation of some of the tricky vocabulary found in this text on page 6 so read that as well.

Next I want you to have a look at the words on page 7 and tell me what you think they mean. If you are unsure find them in the text and read the sentence again. Does that give you a clue? If you still aren’t sure, look at the clue words at the bottom of the page. If you are still unsure, why not check in a dictionary or online with the help of an adult.

Whilst you are doing this if you have some ideas about your own troll, what they look like or how smelly they are, make a note of them in the back of your English book because we will use them later!


1.00pm – 1.20pm

Quiet Reading Time

This is your opportunity to start getting us to Lapland, so settle down, get comfortable and spend these 20 minutes reading quietly. I’m loving seeing all the pictures of you snuggled up with your book so please keep them coming!


1.20pm – 2.20pm

Maths fluency

Today’s fluency lesson is all about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

I would like you to write down all the time table facts for these. For example...

0 x 2 = 0                         0 x 5 = 0                          0 x 10 = 0

1 x 2 = 2                          1 x 5 = 5                          1 x 10 = 10

2 x 2= 4                          2 x 5 = 10                        2 x 10 = 20

…                                     …                                      …

12 x 2 =                           12 x 5 =                           12 x 10 =


Next for all your answers I want you to colour all the even numbers one colour and all the odd numbers a different colour.

Can you remember what an odd or even number is?

What patterns can you see on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables? Are all the answers odd? Are they all even? Does it go even, odd, even odd?

If you have a little more time after completing this, why not go onto Hit The Button, select either the 2, 5 or 10 times tables and see how high a score you can get!

2.20pm – 2.40pm

Mr Gilbey reads…

Our final chance of the week to visit Mr Wonka at his chocolate factory.

And of course, find out where we are up to on our journey to Lapland in our Reading Challenge.

See you all at 2.20pm.