Year 5 Maths

During Maths sessions this term, the children will be concentrating on manipulating numbers to at least 1000000 and using these in a problem solving context.  They will be using written methods for the four number operations and applying their knowledge to answering word problems.  Please support your child by helping them to learn their tables, this will help them greatly.  They will also be learning how to recognise, draw and measure different angles.  They will learn about regular and irregular shapes and how to find the missing sides of a rectangle.  They will be using their knowledge of 2D shapes to identify 3D shapes.


They will continue to develop and extend their written methods for all 4 operations through fractions, decimals and percentages.  They will need to recognise order and compare them with a particular focus on tenths and hundredths.  They will be taught to add and subtract fractions when the denominators are different and multiply proper and mixed numbers fractions.  They will find links between fractions, decimals and percentages and use these in a problem solving context.


This term we wil be learning how to draw and measure different angles.  They will also need to reflect and translate 2D shapes on a grid and will need to know their 2D shape knowledge to identify 3D shapes.  They will convert units of measure and use this to find the area and perimeter.  They will also interpret timetables and solve problems using line graphs.