In Maths we will be learning area, fractions and improving our confidence in the use of the written methods for the four mathematical operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
For a real challenge calculate the area of these shapes:
We will consolidate our understanding of fractions of a whole part, fractions of a set and fractions as a number. We will learn to find equivalent fraction families with numbers and diagrams and how to add and subtract proper fractions with the same denominator.
Please take a look at this interactive fraction wall which will help explore the the equivalence of fractions:
Knowing their multiplication and related division facts will greatly help your child. We will be using our multiplication knowledge (e.g. 6 x 7 = 42 so 7 x 6 = 42) to work out related division facts (e.g. 42 ÷ 7 = 6 so 42 ÷ 6 = 7). Children are expected to rapidly recall their times table facts very quickly, in our weekly times tables test they have 3 minutes to do 30 questions.
At the bottom of our class pages are different times tables board games that you can print off and play at home!
The following websites are excellent for practising the recall of these facts.
There are also many apps that you can download on to iPads and iPhones.
Can you create your own times tables game for others to play and learn with? Could you create a times table song to help remember them?
Towards the end of the term we will be learning aboout calculating area. The following game challenges to make an area using shapes given - how well can you calculate an area?