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Year 5 Maths in Term 2

 

In term 2 of Year 5, the children will:

 

  • Learn that our number system includes numbers that can be positive or negative
  • Develop an understanding of negative numbers in a range of contexts, including scales and changing quantities.
  • Learn that the symbol used before a numeral to indicate that it is negative can mean ‘subtract’ and ‘negative’
  • Use a number line that extends into negative numbers
  • Learn to calculate intervals across zero
  • Apply their understanding of positive and negative numbers to graphing contexts.

Negative Number Line -25 to 25

Co ordinates in the 4 Quadrants

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!

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