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Summer 1 Maths Focus


In maths this half term we shall be looking at many different topics. To start the half term we shall be learning about TIME. 

This shall include 5 minutes past and to, 2 minutes past and to, digital and analogue time. If you could help your child at home too by practicing telling the time that would be great practice for your child and we would also be very appreciative for your support. 

We shall also be learning about MASS and LENGTH. 

This shall include reading scales and measuring equipment, identifying the heaviest, lightest, shortest, tallest and longest and solving word problems involving measure. 

This is a great skill for the children to develop for everyday life. 




WC 23rd November 

This week we are looking at how we can use multiplication and division while renaming. To get 2 housepoints, complete this extra challenge.


James has 26 pencils in a box. His brother has double the amount of pencils, how many pencils does James' brother have?


What is 37 x 2?


WC 16th November 

This week we are looking at how we can solve word problems using multiplication and division. To get 2 housepoints, complete this extra challenge.


Charles has boxes for his toys. He can only fit 5 toys in one box but he has 35 toys. How many boxes will he need? 


WC 12th October 

This week we are looking at how we can represent calculations in bar models. To get 2 housepoints, complete this extra challenge.


Sam has 14 pencils, Harriet has 20 pencils. How many pencils do they have altogether?

Show this using a bar model. 



Amira has 42 sweets, she shares 13 with Jacob. How many sweets does Amira have left?

Show this using a bar model. 


WC 5th October 

This week in maths we are still continuing with simple subtraction which the children have really understood but we shall be moving onto subtracting with renaming also. To calculate this, remember to use a Hundred, Tens and Ones column to help you. 

To get 2 housepoints, you can complete these short questions and let me know the answers on the blog. 



3 5 4 

1 2 2  -



H T O 

7 8 4

5 6 6 -


WC 28th September 

This week in Maths we shall be focusing on adding with renaming and simple subtracting. Remember when we are renaming that you are careful which column you need to put your number in. 

Draw out your Hundreds, Tens and Ones columns when finding the answer to your problem this will really help. 


To get 2 housepoints, you can complete these problems as extra homework and let me know the answers...



253 +






 4 _





WC 14th September 2020


This week in Maths we will be looking at number patterns and 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less of 3 digit numbers. From today's lesson, it is clear that the children are really getting the hang of this but extra practice would be great so please see the problem below. If the children can complete this and upload to the blog they shall receive 2 housepoints.



What is 1 more?

What is 1 less?

What is 10 more?

What is 10 less?                                                                 

What comes next in the pattern? 

234, 244, 254,      ,274, 284

What is the pattern in this sequence? Is the pattern counting up or down and by how many?




Our first few lessons in Maths next week will look at counting in hundreds. This is a really important aspect to the children's learning as they start to recognise and count in larger numbers which can help with some word problems they may need to solve. You will be able to view our maths journey on this page but if you do want to get involved, there are lots of little and exciting ways that you can help to practice counting in hundreds with your children...

  • having multiple images of groups of 100 and then getting your child to count them in hundreds e.g. 100 crayons. 
  • using real life objects - pretending that there are 100 sweets in a bag or jar and then physically touching the objects and counting in hundreds. 

Here is a practice...

There are [   ] hundred crayons. 

There are [   ] crayons (write in number form).