During this term the maths topics we will be covering are :
Multiplication and Division - the children will learn how to multiply 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digit numbers. We will also learn how to divide 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by single digit numbers, with and without remainders.
Fractions - the children will learn how to calculate and identify equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. They will compare, order and add fractions together.
Throughout the year we will continue to build on the children's knowledge of times tables and division facts. We will do this weekly in two different ways. On a Wednesday, the children will complete a 'Monster Maths Challenge'. This is a timed activity where the children answer as many multiplication and division questions as they can in a given time. When the children get full marks, they are able to move on to the next sheet the following week. The questions get progressively harder as the children move through the sheets. Speed is the key!
The second way is the more traditional times tables test, which takes place on a Friday. The children move through the tables at their own pace. When they get 12/12 they move on to the next table.