Spring Term 2
Maths at Woodbridge Junior School follows the Maths No Problem Textbooks – This term we are focusing on developing our understanding of area and perimeter, volume, geometry and position and movement.
In the chapter Area and Perimeter, we will be finding the area and perimeter of a range of shapes including compound shapes. We will be using formulae to calculate the area of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles.
In the chapter Volume, we will be developing their understanding of volume as it relates to cubes and cuboids. At the beginning of the chapter, we will work with concrete materials, where possible, to expose the meaning of volume thoroughly. As the chapter progresses, we will be determining the formula for the volume of cubes and cuboids, estimating volumes and calculating total volumes with a formula. By the end of the chapter, we will be able to solve multi-step word problems related to volume, using division and multiplication.
This is chapter on Geometry in Year 6 will be investigating angles on their own, in word problems and in shapes. The chapter begins with us looking at vertically opposite angles before solving word problems involving angles. We will then be looking at angles in triangles and quadrilaterals, using that information to complete a lesson on word problems. Next, we will be investigating the parts of a circle before solving word problems about angles in a circle. They will spend some time drawing quadrilaterals before moving onto triangles. At the end of the chapter, pupils will be required to draw the nets of 3-D shapes.
In the chapter Position and Movement, we pupils 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.
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.