Maths Autumn Term Year 5 and 6
In Mathematics this term, Year 5 and 6 will continue to develop their understanding of number, geometry, measurement and statistics. We will all work hard to consolidate, and secure, the skills learnt so far this year. Year 5 children will focus more on securing written methods for the four operations and developing different strategies for solving mental calculations. Year 6 children will revisit recently learnt tricky concepts such as ratio, mean and algebra. Throughout, we will continue to apply our Mathematical skills and understanding to real-life problems and reasoning challenges.
Again, we have been amazed by the enthusiasm of lots more children working towards their Maths badges. We hope this continues and that EVERY child aims to at least achieve their multiplication and division badges BECAUSE the rapid recall of key facts (especially times tables) plays a key part in many aspects of Maths so any practise that can be done at home will be extremely beneficial.
We really want the children to enjoy maths, be successful and make as much progress as they can as soon as they can. This can be achieved with the help of times tables practise as these facts become crucial in the Year 5 and 6 maths curriculum. A few minutes each night would be greatly appreciated to help ensure the children can recall their times tables facts quickly and accurately. Not only will maths become much more achievable but the children can then get their hands on a red badge (which contains real GOLD!).
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