Woodbridge Junior School

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# Maths

Summer 2 - Maths

This term, we will be getting ourselves prepared to meet the challenges of secondary school.  Topics identified by the secondary schools that needing reinforcement include:

• Times-tables – rapid recall of all times-tables to 12x.
• Time – Telling the time from a clock face, converting between 12 and 24 hour clock and completing time calculations. Understanding and solving problems using timetables.
• Fluency between fractions and division – Reinforce that a fraction is a division and vice versa. Changing a division into a fraction and simplifying is sometimes more familiar to students. (Include bus stop (short) division as well as long division).
• Manipulating Calculations (Related facts) – Questions where students are given a fact and then asked to answer other facts by manipulating the information given.

We will then move on to investigate Maths in the world around us by investigating circles and spirals and looking into the work of famous mathematicians such as Fibonacci, Baravelle and Archimedes.

Maths:

In the first part of this term, we will be consolidating our learning in preparation for the SATs tests, commencing week beginning 13th May. We will be highlighting problem-solving and using and applying as a priority in all the areas of coverage.

After SATs, we will be looking at a range of problem-solving activities, designed especially to consolidate learning in all areas of Maths, in a fun and practical context.

## Maths Sticky Knowledge Mats - All the facts that the children are expected to know by the end of Year 6.

Spring 2 Maths:

Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks –

In the chapter Position and Movement, pupils will work with polygons on coordinate grids. They differentiate between translation and reflection before moving on to express movement using algebra. In the first lesson, pupils review negative numbers on horizontal and vertical axes. They then learn to describe the position of objects in relation to a common starting point. Pupils begin to use a coordinates grid from different starting points and recode the coordinates of the points. The coordinate grids become more complex as the chapter progresses, using all four quadrants and translating and reflecting objects.

In the chapter Graphs and Averages, pupils will learn to present and interpret information in different ways. It begins with lessons exploring the mean, but also briefly looking at other ways of showing averages. Pupils calculate mean in different situations and use the mean to find other information. They then move on to showing information on different types of graph. They revise bar graphs, pictograms and tables, then spend several lessons drawing, reading and interpreting pie charts. Pupils begin with pie charts split into sections of equal size, then quickly move on to pie charts with different fractions of different denominators. They use fractions, percentages, angles and algebra during these lessons. Next, they focus on line graphs; drawing, reading and interpreting the information in them. Pupils begin with distance/time, then explore a variety of uses for line graphs, including converting units of measurement and currency.

The short chapter on Negative Numbers includes adding and subtracting negative numbers. The first lesson involves recognising patterns that arise when adding and subtracting negative numbers on a number line. The second lesson has pupils developing number stories for equations involving a negative number.

In the chapter on Algebra, pupils will learn some of the conventions of algebra in the context of patterns and real-life problems. The chapter begins with lessons describing patterns and using a letter to denote a variable. Pupils then move on to write expressions using the four operations and fractions, while continuing to look for patterns and determine rules. Throughout the chapter, the expressions become more complex, including more than one variable with multiple steps. Pupils write and evaluate algebraic expressions and use formulae to solve problems in real-life contexts. The chapter ends with pupils using word problems to write equations with two unknown values solving a range of equations.

We will also be highlighting problem-solving and using and applying as a priority in all the areas of coverage, in preparation for our SATs.

Spring 1 Maths:

This term, we will be covering topics including measurements, percentages, ratio and algebra.  In Measurements, the children will be solving real life problems and converting between centimetres, metres and kilometres, litres and millilitres as well as grams and kilograms.  As well as learning about and finding percentages of amounts, this topic will give us a chance to revise our knowledge on fractions and decimals.  Towards the end of the term, we will be studying ratio and algebra.

There will be plenty of opportunities to apply these skills in Greater Depth Challenges and problem-solving activities. We will also consolidate rapid recall of X tables up to 12 x 12.

Autumn 2 Maths:

Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks – This term we are continuing our work on fractions. This will include: simplifying fractions; comparing and ordering fractions including mixed and improper fractions; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  We will use concrete materials and pictorial representation to support learning.

We will then be looking at reading, writing and understanding decimals up to thousandths, using concrete materials to support learning.  Concepts taught will include the following: multiplying and dividing numbers by multiples of 10; calculating decimal and fraction equivalents; multiplying and dividing decimals by up to a 2-digit number.

There will be plenty of opportunities to apply these skills in Greater Depth Challenges and problem-solving activities. We will also consolidate rapid recall of X tables up to 12 x 12.

Autumn 1 Maths:

Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks.  This term we are focusing on developing our understanding of place value; specifically looking at numbers to a million.  In the first unit of Year 6, we will consolidate prior knowledge of place value, working with numbers between 100,000 to 1, 000, 000.  We will be using concrete materials such as base ten and place value charts to help represent numbers.  As we progress through the chapter we will develop our knowledge of place value, working with numbers between 1, 00, 000 and 10, 000, 000 using number discs, numerals and words.  We will then be learning how to round and compare numbers to 10, 000, 000 followed by placing them in order from smallest to greatest.  There will be plenty of opportunities to apply these skills in Greater Depth Challenges and problem-solving activities.

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