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Woodbridge Junior School

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Autumn Term 2

Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks – This term we are focusing on developing our understanding of fractions, decimals and measurements.   In the first topic, Fractions, we will be adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We will begin by simplifying fractions which will then help us to compare and order fractions. Later in the topic we will begin to add and subtract fractions with different denominators, including mixed numbers. We will encourage the children to use concrete fraction bars and bar models to support the children’s understanding before moving on to multiplication and division. The children will learn to divide fractions by whole numbers and explore a range of methods.  Our next topic, decimals will use concrete materials such as Base 10 to support children in reading and writing decimals before moving on to dividing and multiplying decimals by 1-digit numbers with no regrouping or renaming. The children will then learn how to write fractions as decimals using division and pictorial methods before learning how to multiply fractions which involde some regrouping and renaming by 1-digit numbers. The children will recap dividing decimals. However, this time it will involve regrouping and renaming with 1-digit numbers. We will then move on to multiplying and dividing decimals by 2-digit numbers, which involves regrouping and renaming, using a variety of methods and strategies, including: number bonds, the worded method (writing down a problem in words and numbers), long division and the column method.  Finally we will use our knowledge of fractions and decimals in the mathematical topic: measure. Our focus in this unit is converting units of measurement using fractions and decimals. The children will begin by converting units of length and distance followed by exploring units of mass, volume and time.