Last half term we focused on developing our number skills and being able to recognise the value of any digit in a number. The students understand that often the wording in problems is there to trick us but if they read through the questions carefully, it becomes much clearer and so it is important that each student does this.
In Thorpe Lea Primary School we follow Abacus and use the Abacus resources and textbooks within our lessons. These lessons are focused on developing the skills and understanding in Mathematics to help the students become strong Mathematicians.
Everyday the students do 1 minute mental maths tests which so far have certainly helped and I have already seen a HUGE improvement in their ability and I couldn't be prouder. There will also be a weekly tables test based on the focus times tables of the week.
It is important that all the students continue to practice their times tables and that will come up frequently throughout the year. We will also be focusing on addition and subtraction using formal method, dividing a 2-digit number by 3, 4 or 8, statistics and collecting data. It is a jam-packed half term and I am extremely excited to get started as I know the students will thoroughly enjoy what is in store.