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Year 5 - Term 4


Its all about Multiplication and Division




We will be looking at how we can develop our efficiency in calculations  - looking at adjusting the factors.

We will also be using the language relating to multiplying and dividing - factors, dividend and divisor.


We will also be developing strategies for multiplying and dividing decimal fractions by whole numbers. We will look at combining known facts , multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, and using adjusting strategies.​


It is important that we keep our times tables skills up-to-date!

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Year 5 - Term 3


It's all about fractions at the beginning of Term 3!


We will be working with fractions for the first few weeks of the term.


We will be learning about the different ways fractions can be represented and finding equivalent fractions


We will be exploring mixed and improper fractions and how to place these correctly on a number line.


To help support the learning of fractions, check out the following sites:

This maths dictionary is great if children are confused about what a maths word means

Year 5 Maths in Term 2


To begin the term we will be learning to:


  • Introducing children to negative numbers, making links to everyday contexts; explore addition and subtraction below zero and across zero.

  • Apply this knowledge of negative numbers when working with co-ordinates and graphs
  • Using the part–part–part–whole model (three or more parts) to solve missing part/whole problems in a range of contexts
  • Solve a range of different problems using real-life contexts.

Here are a couple of pictures to remind you about our maths this term

What can parents do to support learning at home?

  • Ensure children are secure with their times table knowledge up to 12x12. This supports understanding in so many areas of maths.
  • Practise quick recall of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 - the more confident they are with this, the better!
  • Help children to secure their written methods of calculation (please follow the schools calculation policy for this).
  • Practise multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 using knowledge of place value (place value grids can help with this).
  • Ensure children are secure and confident with telling the time to the nearest minute - both on analogue and digital clocks.
  • Use directions in a real-life environment - when you are travelling by car, using GPS to get to a location, reading road signs and maps.
  • Use measurements in real-life situations such as weighing ingredients when cooking and baking.
  • Play a game of battle ships to help with the reading of co-ordinates.

As you know, the children have risen to the challenge of improving their times table skills and have been extremely excited to play the Times Tables Rock Stars game online. Competing against the clock to the sound of old-school rock bands such as The Clash and Status Quo, they have to answer as many times table questions as they can in the time limit. The more accurate they are and the quicker they can answer the questions, the better their Rock Star Status, with the ultimate goal of becoming a Rock Hero!


The more they practise, the better they will be become and the more they will earn, meaning that they can customise their avatars with new outfits or the latest high-spec guitar. If you haven't done so already, make sure you ask your child to share this with you at home - the website is compatible with most of your home electronics and your child already has their own personal login.

Other Useful Maths Websites

The websites below may be useful to help you practise and secure some different mathematical concepts. Use the games and information pages to develop your understanding, support your arithmetic skills, or just to have some fun with Maths!