P3MB Friday 30 October

Hello everyone, we hope you all had an enjoyable break last week. It was lovely to welcome the children back to school and to hear about all the things they were doing.

This week we have been learning:


In mental ,maths we were counting backwards in ones, twos and tens, starting from different numbers.

We began looking at different subtraction strategies and started by counting back by one, two and three. Some of us challenged ourselves by using larger numbers.

We talked about fact families looking at the link between addition and subtraction-

eg 6 + 3 = 9

3 + 6 = 9

9 – 3 = 6

9 – 6 = 3

We talked about fact families having the same three numbers and making sure we always start with the largest number when we are using subtraction.

We also linked our health and well being discussion to maths and completed a graph based on different emotions. Afterwards we discussed how different our graphs were because we all experience similar situations differently.


Use two dice to to get three numbers in a fact family-

If you threw a 6 and a 5, your fact family would be 6, 5 and 11.

Write the two addition facts and two subtraction facts you could make from these three numbers.


Throw the two dice twice to make two 2 digit numbers.

Eg 2 and 6 become 26, 3 and 4 become 34.

The fact family would be 26, 34 and 60

Write the two addition facts and two subtraction facts you could make from your three numbers.


We are all really enjoying our Secret Seven class novel.

We made predictions about what might happen next in the story and wrote our ideas down.

We used our imaginations to write a mixed up fairy tale (just like the play in the Secret Seven book) and had some great ideas for our stories.


We are really looking forward to listening to the children review their favourite book. We will be starting this next Monday 2nd November. (Please see previous blog post for further information.)


We are continuing to improve our fitness levels and have been working on running skills this week,


The children enjoyed making some Halloween crafts and worked together well to share resources and help one another.

We loved looking at all the different pumpkins on our Buckstone pumpkin trail.

Here are some ideas to do at home for Halloween:


Have a lovely weekend everyone.