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Term 6 Maths in Year 5

To begin the term we will be learning to:

  • Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations

  • Know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles

  • Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)

  • Identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360°)

  • Identify angles at a point on a straight line and 1/2 a turn (total 180°)

  • Identify other multiples of 90°

  • Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles

  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles


We will move on to consider decimals and percentages, including their relationship to fractions, learning to:

  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions e.g. 0.71 = 71/100,  8.09 = 8 + 9/?

  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents

  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places

  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places

  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to 'number of parts per hundred', and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal

  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25

Remember to keep practising the skills you have already learnt this year!

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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.
  • Help children to secure their written methods of calculation (please follow the schools calculation policy for 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.
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As you know, the children have risen to the challenge of improving their times table skills and have been extremely excited to play the new Times Table 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.

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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!