Monthly Archives: March 2018

Summer 1 Week 1 Maths Support

The first week back after the Easter break, the children will be focussing on place value. They will read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.

What is place value?

Place value refers to the value of each digit within a number.

Diagram of the number 3 147 286

In the number {3,147,286} the digit {2} has a value of {200} (two hundred) and the digit {3} has a value of {3,000,000} (three million).


What is the value of the digit {8} in {3,147,286}?


Maths Support Spring 2 Week 5

Before the children break up for the Easter break, they will be covering statistics in Maths. In particular, they will be solving comparing, addition and difference problems using information presented in a line graph. Data means information. So interpreting data just means working out what information is telling you. Information is sometimes shown in tables, charts and graphs to make the information easier to read. It is important to read all the different parts of the table, chart or graph.


A table is used to write down a number of pieces of data about different things.

Table example

Colour Number of gears

Ranger Silver 5 £140
Outdoor Blue 10 £195
Tourer Red 15 £189
Starburst Silver 15 £215
Mountain White 5 £129

The title of the table tells us what the table is about.

The headings tell us what data is in each column.

To find out the colour of the tourer bike, you look across the Tourer row until it meets the colour column. So a Tourer bike is red!

What We Have Been Learning About This Week!


This week we have learnt in maths about converting mixed fractions into improper fractions or the inverse. We have also leant about friction, air resistance and gravity and how it works. In English we have learnt about how Philipe Petite walked between the Twin Towers. This weeks attends is 98.3%. This week has been thrilling and really educational!


Thank you Mr Carr

From AC and EC

Maths Support Week 4 Spring 2

Next week the children will be looking at measures. They will be estimating volume (e.g. using 1 cm3 blocks to build cubes, including cuboids) & capacity (e.g. using water). The children will also convert between different units of metric measure (e.g. km/m; cm/m; cm/mm; g/kg; l/ml).

The volume of a shape is a measure of all of its 3d space. Simple formulas can help you find a shape’s volume.

Counting cubes

The volume of a shape measures the 3-dimensional amount of space that it takes up. Volume is measured in cubes.

A 1cm x 1cm x 1cm cube

A cubic cm has sides of length 1cm. It has a volume of 1cm3 (1 cm cubed).

A 2 cm x 2 cm x 3cm cuboid

This cuboid contains 12 cubes. Each cube has a volume of 1cm3. So the volume of this cuboid is 12cm3.


b is for bredth, or width of the cuboid. l is for length, and h is for height

To find the volume of a cuboid multiply its length by its width by its height. We can write this as:

volume = l × w × h


A cereal box with a height of 30 cm, a length of 20 cm and a bredth of 8cm

The volume of this cereal packet is:

8 × 20 × 30 = 4800cm3

What We Have Been Learning


Last week was World Book Day. Here are some of the books that we have been given to read and bring home throughout the term.

This week in Maths we have been learning about 3D shapes and missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals.

In English we have been looking at our new book called ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers’. It is about a French aerialist named Philippe Petit who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers.

Our Science this week has been all about gravity and other forces. Outside we experimented throwing different sized balls and recorded which ones landed first.

In PE we learned the rules and how to play Handball and we also did some orienteering, where we learnt how to read a map in completing a short course.

Attendance: 95%

From Star of the week-CD

Maths Support Spring 2 Week 3

Next week the children will be looking at fractions. The children will recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements.

Improper and mixed fractions

An improper fraction has a numerator that is bigger than its denominator, for example 10/7

9/4 is an improper fraction. It means nine quarters. If you think of this as cakes, nine quarters are more than two whole cakes. It is 2 1/4 cakes.

4 goes into 9 2 times with one quater left over

2 1/4 is a mixed fraction because it has a whole number and a fraction together.