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Summer 1

This term in Maths we will be covering the topics:

'Problem Solving and Efficient Methods' and 'Time'


Problem Solving and Efficient Methods

This unit brings together the key ideas of number that have been addressed in previous units and provides an opportunity for children to practise all four operations. The use of the bar model is consistent throughout as this method allows children to clearly see which operation is needed to complete parts of a question at any given time. A focus throughout the unit is to ensure that the methods that children use are as efficient as possible. Children must justify their choice of methods, rather than simply using the column method for all questions.



This unit will develop children’s ability to tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past and to the hour. Children will link intervals of time to the number line, and know the number of minutes in an hour, and hours in a day. Children will also use the number line to understand start and end times, and the interval of time between the two. Children will solve problems using these new concepts and previous learning, including word problems, and comparing and sequencing questions.