Week beginning 02.12.19
This week in maths we are going to be focusssing on fractions. We will be identifying naming and writing equivalent fractions e.g. 1/2 as being the same as 2/4, 3/8, 4/8 etc. As well as this we will reduce fractions to its simplest form, including tenths to fifths, hundredths to tenths, e.g. 40/100 = 4/10 = 2/5. Alongside this we will compare and order fractions where the denominators are multiples of the same number e.g. comparing 2/5 and 3/10 by finding the common denominator and multiplying the numerator accordingly so 2/5 will become 4/10. Finally we will solve problems involving fractions, using known equivalences to help.
Week beginning - 09.12.19
This week in maths we will be continuing with fractions. We will be learning to recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to the other e.g. 7/5 = 1 whole and 2/5 as well as writing mathematical statements. again this week we will be solving reasoning and word problems involving fractions, using known equivalences to help. We will also be converting simple fractions to decimals and vice versa.
Week beginning 27.01.20
This week in maths we will be writing decimal numbers as tenths, hundredths, thousandths, e.g. 0.71 as 71/100, 0.327 as 327/1000; relate thousandths to tenths and hundredths, we will also be adding and subtracting 2-place decimal numbers mentally or using column addition.
Week beginning - 10.02.20
Next week in maths we will be focusing on 2D and 3D shapes. The children will each draw a quadrilateral, then discuss similarities and differences, and name and explore properties of quadrilaterals using an online activity. We will also write facts about shapes, then use facts to guess a mystery shape. A well as this we will complete an investigation to see how many different polygons can be made by drawing five equilateral triangles next to one another.
Moving on to 3D shapes we will be looking at what is the same and what is different about 3-D shapes and we will sort shapes using a Carroll diagram. We will particularly focus on prisms and pyramids.