# Learning Tasks – 32nd March

## Maths

Number bonds again today.

In class we have started to add 3 numbers together mentally (for example 3 + 8 + 7). We discussed ways to make this easier like looking for number bonds within the problem (3 and 7), or starting with the biggest number. Another method is adjusting. This is when we change the numbers to make them easier to solve:

7 + 9 + 4 =

(9 is close to 10 so the problem can become)

(7 – 1) + (9 + 1) + 4 =

(6 + 10 + 4 = 20

When discussing how the children solved their problem above this is the sort of method I would hope they would be using. This problem can also be done practically and the numbers could be changed to make it more or less challenging.

## General

I know many of you are part of Beavers and Rainbows outside of school. Today I would like you to see if you can try and work towards one of your badges. For example you could help out your family with a chore. If you are not part of Beavers or Rainbows you could design your own badge and see if you can achieve it this week.

## Writing

I hope your stories are coming on well. Today, focus on the middle part of your story working towards your story problem. Today’s skill is to include openers to your sentences. You may have already been doing this. The most common openers are time openers, and you might have used some of these already (First, Then, Next, After). These are really good for moving the story on and keeping the reader interested. Try to avoid using openers like ‘One minute later’ ‘A year later’ as these rarely fit well into stories. Openers can also be written using more than one word to describe a place as well. In the village, Under the trees canopy.