This half term, we will be continuing to follow Maths No Problem. We will start our fractions unit. This chapter develops pupils' ability to handle more diverse problems involving fractions, including dividing and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. To begin the chapter, pupils divide whole numbers by whole numbers, giving rise to fractions. Pupils then show improper fractions and mixed numbers using pictures. As they progress through the unit, they find equivalent fractions, compare and order fractions and utilise the number bond strategy, known as number pairs, in their work with fractions. Next, pupils review adding fractions, with a focus on fractions with different denominators and fractions that create improper fractions and mixed numbers. Then they subtract fractions that are different, finding common denominators and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions. At the end of the chapter, pupils begin to multiply fractions by whole numbers and multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers. The final lesson involves solving word problems that require multiple steps and bar model representations.
In Maths, we will carry on following the Maths No Problem Textbook. We will carry on looking at Chapter 3 - Multiplication and Division and consolidating the Multiplication unit that we started before half term. We will then be moving on to unpicking word problems and graphs in Chapters 4 and 5.
Autumn term 1
Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks – This term we are focusing on developing our understanding of place values specifically looking at numbers to a million. In the first unit of Year 5, we start by reviewing how to read and write numbers to 100 000, quickly moving onto numbers to 1 000 000. Time is spent using concrete materials to represent numbers to 1 000 000, including number discs and place-value charts. Pupils then compare numbers to 1 000 000 using their knowledge of place value in addition to bar model supports to assist them.
In chapter two, pupils will be exploring addition and subtraction of numbers to 1 000 000. They will begin the unit by using simple strategies to add and subtract, such as counting on and counting back. They will then focus on adding within 1 000 000 and subtracting within 1 000 000. Pupils will use multiple key methods, such as the column method and number bonds to add and subtract numbers.