This half term we will continue to consolidate our learning of multiplication and division through out 10 in 10 practise. In our main lessons, we will begin to learn about fractions. This this unit, we will learn about equivalent fractions and how to simplify before moving on to adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We then learn how to multiply fractions by whole numbers. We will use lots of concrete resources and pictorial representations to support the children's understanding.
This half term we will continue to consolidate our learning of multiplication of 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number before moving on to multiplying numbers by 2-digit numbers. We will then move on to division of numbers by a 1-digit number. We will be learning long division for this method. Once we have consolidated our understanding of these methods we will be applying them to word problems before moving on to reading and interpreting different types of graphs.
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.