Column Addition with carrying.

This week during maths we have been learning how to use the column addition method. Please watch this video and use it to help your child to practise more at home.

Thank you for your support. There are also some My Maths column addition support activities too.

Now your child has practiced addition in columns without carrying, they are ready to understand why the ten needs to be carried across to the tens column.

Explain that any number greater than 9 can not be written in the units column. They will need to partition the number into tens and units and write the additional ten below the tens column ready to be added. Again reinforce that we always begin with the units column.

If they cross out the additional ten when adding,  it will encourage fewer mistakes when adding mentally.

Watch the clip below to practice with your child.


Look, Cover, Write and Check – spelling practice.

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This link will take you to an excellent website which the children can use to help practise their spellings. You can use the lists given or add in your own words by clicking on the word and then typing your own in. This is great for key words like ‘they’ that are often used but misspelt or for their weekly spellings lists. Happy practising!

My Maths

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Today I sent out a reminder password. Thank you so much to all the children who have been on my maths. I have also set some new tasks as a couple of children have finished them all! If you are having trouble accessing at home let us know and we can see if we can help. Thank you for your continued support.

Online Homework Page Update

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How to access

MyMaths Go to and login at the top of the page with the school’s username and password. On the next page your child should enter their personal username and password in the My Portal box. MyMaths will then remember who they are and automatically log them in to the tasks.

Login Details

The school username is: phill

The school password is: homework

Your personal username is: Was sent home on a letter.

Your personal password is: Was sent home on a letter.

If your child has been set a task by us it will appear in the Homework area. There is a link to the lesson if they want to revise first, and a link to the homework itself. When your child completes both pages of an Online Homework the scores will be saved to the database. We will be able to see how well they did and leave feedback. If a green star appears next to a topic, they have good skills in that area. If an amber star appears they still have some difficulties. If a red star appears they need to go back and relearn the topic. Get them to try the lesson again or ask us for extra help.

If you want to work with your child, an effective strategy is to pretend that you have forgotten how to do something and ask them to show you how. Putting your child in the position of “teacher” is good for their confidence and gets them to talk about their thinking. If you have any questions on using MyMaths at home, visit our dedicated support site. You can access this at any time by clicking Help at the top of the screen.

Having trouble accessing MyMaths?

If no links are working, it may be that you have a Pop Up Blocker.You will need to allow MyMaths to use Pop Ups and we suggest that you add to your list of trusted sites. If you are having trouble accessing content, it may be that you need to activate Flash in your browser.You can find more information on this in the technical section of our support site by clicking Help at the top of the screen after you’ve logged in.

Sedimentary Rock

Today in Science we made ‘sedimentary rock’ sandwiches. We learned how sedimentary rock was made and had a go at replicating that by pretending that the things we added to our sandwich were different layers or the rock.