In this chapter, pupils will spend an extended period exploring and working with fractions. As they will be exploring fractions in greater depth than in the previous curriculum, the greatest number of lessons in Year 3 has been devoted to fractions. Pupils will begin the chapter by counting in tenths and then making number pairs (the fraction equivalent to number bonds) before moving on to adding and subtracting fractions. Pupils will explore equivalent fractions and look at simplifying fractions before comparing fractions with different denominators. Towards the end of the chapter, pupils will be finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and looking at sharing 1 and more than 1. The chapter wraps up by applying content knowledge to sophisticated word problems.
In this chapter, pupils will be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation. They begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. They compare angles to one another and then describe turns using both angles and fractions.
Lines and Shapes
This unit has pupils exploring the different types of lines in addition to properties of shapes, both 2- and 3-D. To begin the unit, pupils will be identifying perpendicular and parallel lines, followed by horizontal and vertical lines. Pupils move on to describing 2-dimensional shapes and drawing them before making 3-dimensional shapes using nets and clay.
Pupils begin this chapter by telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Pupils then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, pupils are measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. Pupils will then complete the chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time.
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