Spring Term 2023
Maths No Problem Scheme
Here at Woodbridge Junior School, we use Maths No Problem. This term we will be covering:
Spring 1 - Maths Coverage
Chapter 5: Length
This chapter looks at length in metres and centimetres before moving on to kilometres. Pupils will learn to measure different items using centimetres, metres and kilometres. They will also be able to convert different units of measurement as well as compare different lengths. The chapter ends with five lessons on problem solving involving length, in which pupils use their mental and procedural skills to solve problems with the aid of the bar model method for visualisation.
Chapter 6: Mass
This chapter covers mass. The chapter begins with measuring mass using scales. Pupils look at different units to measure mass, specifically grams and kilograms. They will become well-versed in reading weighing scales that have different values for each marking. Once raw skills are achieved, pupils will attempt basic word problems which will extend to more challenging word problems. There will also be more exposure to bar modelling, which will be the key strategy used to solve the word problems.
Chapter 7: Volume
This chapter introduces volume and capacity. Pupils will learn to measure volume using millilitres and litres. They will also come across various problem-solving questions on volume and capacity.
Spring 2 - Maths Coverage
Chapter 8: Money
This is a large chapter on money. It allows pupils to consolidate previous learning on recognising different denominations (both notes and coins) and the simple addition and subtraction of money. It further develops the concepts related to addition and subtraction of money using number bonds as a key method. Pupils are then expected to apply their new knowledge to solve word problems using bar modelling as a key strategy.
Chapter: Pictograms and Bar Graphs
In this chapter, pupils will be learning about how to create and interpret pictograms and bar graphs. The chapter begins with pupils creating a number of different pictograms where the pictures can represent more than one item. Then, pupils begin to create bar graphs, using their knowledge of pictograms to help them. Pupils are then asked to read and interpret the information from the bar graphs.
In this chapter, pupils will be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation. They begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. They compare angles to one another and then describe turns using both angles and fractions.