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.
We have been comparing numbers using these symbols in maths this week!
This game starts off really easily on level one where you need to say which number is greater from the single digit. As you progress they become two and three digit numbers which level can you get to?
This week we have practised our times tables and lots of children expressed that they would like to practise their tables at home. The children need to learn their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of the year! The more confident they are with their times tables the easier they will find lots of other areas of maths.
There are a number of good apps that can be used to practise. Here are a few:
Hit The Button – Click on the picture to take you to a link for this game which can be played on any apple or android device as well as a desktop or laptop.
Ten Minute a Day Times Table App – Click the picture to take you to a download link. This app is free to download on an android device and has a fun race car theme.
My Times Tables – This app is free to download on apple devices.
It is good to know of a variety because then the children can choose which they play.
Mrs Lloyd and Miss Willetts
Today maths homework went home and there is a maths fractions game on my maths that will support this. Please have a go at accessing my maths.
These two 247 learning clips should help with this week’s maths homework. We will use them in the lessons this week. Please use the clips to remind the children of the correct method.
Today we have been learning about time differences. This great game is free and really helps to practice working out the time difference.
Today we sent home a clock to make and I would like the children once they have made the clock to practice telling the time over the holidays. Once they have perhaps done an activity, for example, had breakfast. They could make the time on the clock and write down the time. Please don’t return the clocks but please return the times that they have correctly identified.