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We will keep you up to date with the general topic we are investigating in maths in a particular week. Where possible we will give ideas of activities that you may like to do at home to support their learning.

If you need help with any of the maths topics please feel free to talk to your child's class teacher or use the maths video resources on this website.

Autumn 2

 

Week 1 - Money

We will be making sure we can recognise all coins and notes in the UK currency and understand how to use the £ and p symbols.

We will then investigate adding and subtracting using money.

 

You can support your child by

- letting them count how much money is in your purse

- by giving them some money to buy an item from the local shop - talk about how much the item/s are, how much money they will need, how much change they should expect to get

- asking them to plan a meal / sandwich / cake and use online supermarket information to help them work out how much their plans will cost.

- give them an amount of money and ask them to plan an activity which keeps to the budget you have set them.

Autumn 1

 

Shape - Week 1

 

We are starting the Autumn term looking at 2D shape.

We will be looking at how to group different shapes, naming 2D shapes and the properties of 2D shapes.

You can help your child by talking about 2D shapes found in things around the home, garden, park and route to school!

 

Addition - Week 2

 

Next we are looking at addition and looking how to use resources to show addition sentences.

We will be thinking about the commutative property of addition. (3 + 4 = 4 + 3)

Children will start their addition journey using resources to represent and solve addition sentences, they will then move onto using pictorial representations - drawing base 10 or place value coins in their books. The next step will be to partition the number to be added and start thinking about how to apply our place value knowledge using expanded columns.

You can help your child by talking about how numbers are made up of hundreds, tens and ones and ensuring they are confident with their number bonds to 10 and 20.

 

Subtraction - Week 3

 

Our next topic is subtraction and looking how to use resources to show subtraction sentences.

We will be considering the importance of the order of the numbers in a subtraction sentence.

Children will start their subtraction journey using resources to represent and solve subtraction sentences, they will then move onto using pictorial representations - drawing base 10 or place value coins in their books. The next step will be to partition the number to be subtracted and start thinking about how to apply our place value knowledge using expanded columns.

You can help your child by talking about how numbers are made up of hundreds, tens and ones and ensuring they are confident with their number bonds to 10 and 20.

 

Measures and Perimeter - Week 4

 

This week we will be looking at measuring and applying our measuring and addition skills to calculate perimeter, as well as using our 2D shape knowledge!

Children need to have an understanding of mm, cm and m and we will be looking at how to draw a straight line and the importance of measuring and drawing accurately!

We will then make 2D shapes with paper straws and open them up to measure the sides - thus working out the perimeter of the shape. We will apply this new learning to a variety of shapes.

You can help your child by

- asking them to measure items around the home - lots of ruler use!

- asking your child to draw 2D shapes accurately, maybe draw a plan of their bedroom

- talking about the sizes of things, how big do they think a cm, or 10cm etc looks like.

- how tall are they / members of their family?

- how long are their fingers, feet etc? 

 

Multiplication - Week 5

 

Our next topic is multiplication and looking how to use arrays to show multiplication sentences.

We will be thinking about the commutative property of multiplication (3 x 4 = 4 x 3).

Children will start their multiplication journey using resources and arrays to represent and solve multiplication sentences, they will then move onto partitioning the number to be multiplied and using arrays within an grid for the times tables they do not know.

You can help your child by

- helping them progress with the times table challenge, ensuring they don't forget the times tables they have already passed whilst they are learning their new ones!

- thinking about multiplication as being 'lots of' something

- using resources at home to help them e.g. buttons / pasta / lego bricks etc

 

 

Division - Week 6

 

Our final topic is division and thinking about division as both grouping and sharing

We will be considering the importance of the order of the numbers in a division sentence.

Children will start their division journey using resources and arrays to show division as both grouping and sharing, they will then move onto word problems to apply this understanding.

You can help your child by

- helping them progress with the times table and division challenge, ensuring they don't forget the times tables they have already passed whilst they are learning their new ones!

- thinking about division as being something we share (I have 6 cakes and 2 plates, how many cakes can I put on each plate) and something we group (I have 10 sweets and want to put 2 sweets into each party bag, how many party bags can I make?)

- using resources at home to help them e.g. buttons / pasta / lego bricks etc

 

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