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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Last half term we focused on developing our number skills and the ability to understand EXACTLY what a question is asking. The students understand that often the wording is there to trick us but if they read through the questions carefully, it becomes much clearer what they need to do.


In Thorpe Lea Primary School we follow Abacus and use the Abacus resources and textbooks within our lessons. These lessons are focused on developing the skills and understanding in Mathematics to help the students become strong Mathematicians.


Everyday the students do 1 minute times tables tests and 1 minute mental maths tests which so far have certainly helped and I have already seen a HUGE improvement in their ability and I couldn't be prouder.  


I will have additional sessions at lunch times for those that need extra support and Miss Whittington will work with individuals to help them on their times tables. The focus times tables in Year 3 are the 3, 4 and 6 times tables so if you are struggling with any of this make sure to continue practicing them!


It is important that all the students continue to practice their times tables and that will come up frequently this half term. We will also be focusing on addition and subtraction using formal method, dividing a 2-digit number by 3, 4 or 8, statistics and collecting data. It is a jam-packed half term and I am extremely excited to get started as I know the students will thoroughly enjoy what is in store.