Maths in Year 5 and Year 6

In Year 5 and 6, children extend their number knowledge by using much larger numbers and solving more complex problems. By the end of Year 6, children should be fluent in all 4 written methods, including long division and multiplication, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.

Have a look through this page to see some of the fun Year 5 and 6 have in Maths!

We aim to provide our children with an exciting and engaging Maths curriculum, where they are able to explore and discover concepts for themselves. Although by this stage, children are working with much larger integers and exploring more complex areas, such as decimals and fractions, we ensure practical resources are used throughout our teaching. By physically moving resources and visually seeing their learning, children are much more confident when it comes to written calculations.

Aims of the New 2014 Primary Curriculum:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Here are some videos that our children have made, that show how we teach some key skills using practical resources. We hope you enjoy watching!

Here are some of our favourite games to play at school and home!

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