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Autumn 1

Maths Autumn 1

In Maths this half-term, we will be spending the first 2 full weeks on ‘Place Value’.  Within this unit, we will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers and determining the value of each digit.  We will also be working on rounding whole numbers to a required degree of accuracy and using negative numbers in context, including calculating intervals across zero.


Within our remaining 5 weeks, we will be focusing on ‘Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division’.  This will involve developing our written methods of multiplication and division, including multiplying 4 digit by 2 digit numbers  and using both short and long division to solve 4 digit divided by 2 digit calculations whilst using estimation to check answers.


Additionally, we will be identifying common factors, multiples and prime numbers and further developing our abilities to perform mental calculations, including those with mixed operations and increasingly large numbers, as well as those which require knowledge of the order of operations.


Throughout our maths learning this year, we will continue our emphasis on solving number and practical problems, including both single and multi-step word problems amongst other reasoning problems, as well as further strengthening our underpinning arithmetic skills.