Maths 2017/18

Over the course of the year, we will be extending our place value knowledge, learning how to read, write and represent numbers beyond 1,000,000. We will also be working hard to secure written methods for the four number operations. We will be learning the formal column method for addition, subtraction and multiplication, and the chunking method and expanded bus-stop method for division. If you would like any further information about the methods we use, please do not hesitate to ask me. smiley 

 

Fractions, decimals and percentages will also be a big focus this year. We will be learning how to find equivalent fractions, how to add/subtract/multiply fractions, how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers and how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. We are going to be very busy!

 

 

In year 5, children need to be able to give reasons for their calculations and answers to show they have a deeper understanding- this will also be a big focus throughout the year.

 

I have attached some useful websites below and fun games to help children learn their times tables. I cannot emphasise enough how vital it is for your child to learn their times tables in order for them to be able to access all areas of the year 5 curriculum. Any extra support you can give your child at home with times tables will have such a positive impact on their learning.

 

 

 

 

Useful websites

Times Tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity02

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/ma13time/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find/timestables_2.swf

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/multiplication

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Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 5NF

Main Contact: Mrs Mowles or Mrs Roberts or Mrs Mannion

Tel: 01244 372631
admin@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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