Monthly Archives: November 2013

Division divas!


Wow, you were great at dividing this week Year 3!

Practise dividing by grouping on a number line using this link…

1) First, click on the up and down arrows to create a number sentence.

2) Next, click on the big number to bring up your balls, fish, oranges or stars.

3) Estimate mentally with inverse then start making equal groups.

4) Count the equal jumps then click on = to check your answer!

If you’re a master at using inverse times table facts to solve division problems then try this tremendous tank game! BOOOOM!

Mr P

Multiplication magic!


Hi Year 3,

Keep practising your 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times tables with this multiplication square game…

Once you’re confident, here’s a fun game to help you practise the grid method for multiplication.  Just stick to beginners level though!

You can also test yourself here.  Click on the arrows to choose a number sentence then click on the question marks to see if your mental calculations are correct!  Click reset to try another.

Mr P


Diwali Diary

Happy Diwali

Read Al-hamim’s fantastic Diwali diary, written from the point of view of a young Hindu…

Dear diary,

Today was the best Diwali ever! First, I gave some old clothes to charity because my it was my first ever special day.  Next I changed into my new clothes.

Then, I got some sweets for my cousins, neighbours, friends and other special people. After that, I went to my cousin’s house to have fun and eat food.  Furthermore, the grown-ups told the children some interesting stories. 

At night time we went to an amazing  party outside. When we joined the party I saw loads of people. For a very special celebration we had a fireworks party. I was so thrilled and amazed I couldn’t stop smiling. At the end of the day I saw a puppet show about Rama and Sita.

Watch the video that inspired Al-hamim and find our more about Diwali here…


Children In need, Just Dance Blame it on the Boogie!

Hi Ants Class

Make sure you practise your Just dance moves this weekend. Show your family, get them all involved to help you learn the moves for ‘Children In Need’ this Friday!!! Remember those of you who work hard will be one of the chosen ten children to represent the class!

So keep dancing!

Have a great weekend

Mrs Shrubsall

Remember, remember!


Here’s the old poem we read about why there are bonfires and fireworks on November 5th…

    Remember, remember! 
    The fifth of November, 
    The Gunpowder treason and plot; 
    I know of no reason 
    Why the Gunpowder treason 
    Should ever be forgot! 
    Guy Fawkes and his companions 
    Did the scheme contrive, 
    To blow the King and Parliament 
    All up alive. 
    Threescore barrels, laid below, 
    To prove old England’s overthrow. 
    But, by God’s providence, him they catch, 
    With a dark lantern, lighting a match!

Find out more about the Guy Fawkes plot here…

and here…

Then try this quiz!

How many points did you score?  What did you learn?