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Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning everyone :-)

Today I would like you to spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars, to keep up with your times tables skills. Or, if you're struggling with times tables, why don't you take it back to basics? Get some counters or some dried pasta, and make groups of 3, if you're struggling with the 3 x tables, etc, and use that to visually support you with learning the table you are focusing on. If you can't get on Times Tables Rockstars, there is an attachment below, a test format, which the children are used to. A 5 minute activity!

Written Method for Subtraction (with Exchange)

I am attaching screenshots from a text book - Section A, B and C. Choose the most suitable section for you and set out the questions in your Maths book - most of you should aim to do Section 3 (subtraction of two 3-digit numbers). Remember to organise your work properly, carefully copying out the sums, so that you have room around them to do your working out. There is no answer sheet for this, so once you've done a few, maybe check with a calculator or get a parent to check, to ensure you are on the right track before you continue!

If you find that your struggling to grasp the written method of subtraction though, please look at the White Rose video, and settle down with scrap paper and a pencil or a whiteboard and pen if you have one, whilst watching. 

Maths Learning Video click here

If you're looking for further consolidation, I am attaching the white rose sheets, but there is no expectation for you to do these sheets, if you'd prefer to do the alternative.



To start us off,

  1. Read this fun poem about Romulus and Remus by Paul Perro:

Romulus and Remus
A Paul Perro Poem

Romulus and Remus were twins
Their father was a god called "Mars"
Who had a planet named for him
And lots of chocolate bars.

They had a wicked uncle who
Threw them in the river to die.
But they were rescued by a wolf
Who happened to pass by.

The wolf pulled them from the river
And took them back home to her den.
She dried them off and fed them milk,
Until they were healthy again.

Before long a shepherd found them
And took them back home to his wife.
The couple raised them as their own,
They had a happy life.

The twins grew into big strong men.
Both leaders with lots of allies.
They planned to build a city where
The friendly wolf first heard their cries.

But the twins could not quite agree
On the exact location.
They had a nasty falling out,
A violent altercation.

And Romulus killed his brother
And very soon became
The king of the great city that
He named after his own name.

Yes, Romulus founded Rome,
It's where the name came from,
Although I've often wondered why
It's "Rome" instead of "Rom".

2.  Read today's presentation of Romulus and Remus.

3. Plan your own poem, but this time about the she-wolf. There is lots of guidance on how you could do this on the attached sheet. Plan some extra lines too. The poem will be your Big Write tomorrow. You could write out your draft poem today, in your book and then do your final presented version tomorrow.


Just for fun, you might want to try the word search below (only print the 2nd page of 3, if printing) or find out further information about Ancient Rome, by reading the attached fact file or clicking below.

Click here for facts about Ancient Rome