In Mathematics this term Year 5 will be taught by Miss Walton, whilst Year 6 will be taught by Miss Dempsey, Miss Gornall and Mrs Pugh.
Year 5 will be learning about place value, including reading and counting, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000, 000. This learning will be used to help us develop our mental arithmetic strategies for addition and subtraction. Miss Walton loves using equipment and visuals to help us learn in Maths, which will help us when we come to study multiplication and division, as well as fractions, later in the half term.
Year 6 will also be studying place value, which will link with their mental addition and subtraction work. Year 6 will also use estimation in addition and subtraction to check their answers. They will be learning about 3D shape including making nets. As well as, practising formal written methods for multiplication and division.
Practising you Maths skills at home is a great idea. Here are some links you could try to improve your speed and accuracy.
Throughout, we will continue to apply our Mathematical skills and understanding to real-life problems and reasoning challenges.
Let us know where you use Maths in your every day life!
It is incredibly important that you know and can recall your times tables in Year 5 and 6. If you haven't already got it, work hard and practise often to earn your Red Badge.
Here are our calculations policies. From here you can see how we build skills in adding, subtraction, multiplication and division. This may help you support learning at home.