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We are starting this half term with a recap of time. Many of the children have remembered what they had learnt from before the holidays and I know some are practicing at home too so thank you for your support. We are focusing on o' clock, half past, quarter to/past and 5 minute intervals to and past.


We are revising the methods we know to solve addition (partitioning) subtraction (using a numberline) and fractions (using bar modelling). Please ask the children to share these methods with you at home and if there are any questions you may have about these methods please see me at the end of the day. Thanks, Mrs Mulholland


Last week we started looking at fractions of a shape finding 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 of a shape. We will be continuing this but will also be finding the fractions of a number. We will be using the bar modelling method. Which I will put an example up of once we have taught it. 

Brilliant website!


A fantastic resource I have been using in class with the children is:

There are brilliant mental arithmetic and problem solving questions for the children to answer. They have really enjoyed using this site this week, try it out at home!

Week beginning 19/02/18

We are continuing with our multiplication and division and problem solving. As mentioned at the SAT's meeting this website is brilliant for all topics, especially maths.



Week beginning 15/01/18

This half term we have been focusing on multiplication. We have been practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables throughout the year using our rap ( ) has really helped us with the basics of multiplication!


The children have been very excited to start TT Rockstars and they will have their log ons stapled to their books this week so they can practise at home. Although we haven't practised practical methods for solving division in class yet we have practised using our multiplication skills to help us solve division. TT Rockstars is a brilliant and motivating way to learn multiplication and division skills as the children try to beat their score and their time every time!

Week beginning 11/12/17


We have been practising using money in our Christmas shop. We have designed and made items to sell. We have bought our friend's creations and learnt lots about coin values and adding totals. If you go into the Christmas sales ask the children to help you pay for your items, they will be great!


Week beginning: 27/11/7

We are continuing with addition and subtraction, we have looked at problem solving and how we can use the methods we have learnt to solve word problems. We are now looking at the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction for example 25- 12= 13 and we could check this with 13 + 12 = 25

Week beginning 06.11.17

This week we are continuing to look at subtraction, some children like to use the method of bar modelling to help set out the number sentence. If you would like to know what this method is please feel free to ask. 

Week beginning 30.10.17

We have become amazing at our adding so we are now working on subtraction. We have been learning different methods to solve number sentences; counters, numicon, numberline, 100 square or drawing our own numberline!


This is a website we love to use- particularly for our maths. Check it out!

Week Beginning 02.10.17


We have been practising finding 10 more or less than a number to 100.  We have been recapping our number bonds to 10 or 20.

We are using our addition skills to solve number sums either mentally, with objects or with a numberline. 



Week Three- Greater than and less than

This week we have been helping Charlie the greedy crocodile eat the greater number. We were fantastic at this. The children can share with you what they know with their snappy hands. For example: 34 > 21 the symbol will face towards the greater number (like a set of crocodile jaws eating the bigger number.


We have also been practising our number formation as some of us are getting numbers mixed up or back to front. Please practise this at home too. 

Autumn 1 Week 1 and 2

We have been focusing on place value and will continue to do so for the following weeks. We have looked at tens and ones within a number (also known as tens and units) we are also looking at partitioning a number in different ways, for example;

63= 60 + 3

63= 50 + 13

63= 40 + 13