During Term 5, children in Year 5 will be learning the following areas of the National Curriculum:
- identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed
- convert between different units of metric measure [for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre]
- understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints
- measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres
- calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), including using standard units, square centimetres (cm²) and square metres (m²), and estimate the area of irregular shapes
- estimate volume [for example, using 1 cm³ blocks to build cuboids (including cubes)] and capacity [for example, using water]
- solve problems involving converting between units of time
- use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling
What can parents do to support learning at home?
- Ensure children are secure with their times table knowledge up to 12x12. This supports understanding in so many areas of maths.
- Practise quick recall of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 - the more confident they are with this, the better!
- Help children to secure their written methods of calculation (please follow the schools calculation policy for this).
- Practise multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 using knowledge of place value (place value grids can help with this).
- Ensure children are secure and confident with telling the time to the nearest minute - both on analogue and digital clocks.
- Use directions in a real-life environment - when you are travelling by car, using GPS to get to a location, reading road signs and maps.
- Use measurements in real-life situations such as weighing ingredients when cooking and baking.
- Play a game of battle ships to help with the reading of co-ordinates.
As you know, the children have risen to the challenge of improving their times table skills and have been extremely excited to play the Times Tables Rock Stars game online. Competing against the clock to the sound of old-school rock bands such as The Clash and Status Quo, they have to answer as many times table questions as they can in the time limit. The more accurate they are and the quicker they can answer the questions, the better their Rock Star Status, with the ultimate goal of becoming a Rock Hero!
The more they practise, the better they will be become and the more they will earn, meaning that they can customise their avatars with new outfits or the latest high-spec guitar. If you haven't done so already, make sure you ask your child to share this with you at home - the website is compatible with most of your home electronics and your child already has their own personal login.
River's TTRS login page
Other Useful Maths Websites
The websites below may be useful to help you practise and secure some different mathematical concepts. Use the games and information pages to develop your understanding, support your arithmetic skills, or just to have some fun with Maths!