At the beginning of the term, we moved onto the new unit of Multiplication and Division in Maths. We began by focusing on the learning (or some cases revision) of our six, seven, nine, eleven and twelve times tables. We have used an array of different strategies in order to encourage fluency, everything from the use of a counting stick to counters. We have now moved on to division. We have discovered that this in actual fact is just the inverse of multiplication so are using this knowledge to help. We have just finished trying our hands at solving word problems involving these operations and become quite the little experts in drawing bar models. Next term we will move on to carrying out Further Multiplication and Division with slightly larger numbers. Wish us luck!
This term we have begun by revising and expanding on our knowledge of 'Place Value'. We have used a variety of different methods - using concrete objects and pictorials - to help consolidate our learning. We have also focused on the new concept of rounding numbers.