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Spring 2

Maths Spring 2

Our daily ‘Fluent in Five’ arithmetic challenges and ‘Rapid Reasoning’ activities, as well as our weekly arithmetic and ‘Superhero Times Tables’ tests will continue to support us in preparing for the upcoming arithmetic test and developing the vital skills that underpin reasoning problems this half-term. Any support that you can give with this would be much appreciated, especially surrounding improving the speed of children’s times tables recall, as last half-term we noticed that weaknesses with these were impacting considerably upon accuracy in calculations, with many marks being needlessly lost!

 

In Maths, we will be spending the first few weeks of the half-term exploring geometry through properties of shapes, in terms of 2D and 3D shapes’ characteristics and angles.  After that, we will be moving on to measurement, including recapping our understanding of converting between standard units of length, mass, volume and time and calculating perimeter, area and volume.  Finally, we will be getting to grips with data handling, in terms of reading and plotting data in a range of graphs and charts.  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.

 

In Maths, we will be spending the first week back continuing to explore statistics/data handling (including a particular emphasis on line graphs and pie charts) before moving on to a more in-depth study of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. After that, we will be moving on to measurement, including converting between miles and kilometres as well as recapping our understanding of converting between standard units of length, mass, volume and time, before solving problems related to this. 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.

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