Maths at Grove

Autumn 2023

The focus for this half term has been securing the children’s understanding of Place Value. The children have been working extremely hard to ensure they have a deep understanding of this foundation of mathematical understanding.


In nursery, the children have been learning to recognise and count numbers up to 3. To support them, they have been using Numicon and natural objects around the classroom and the outdoor space. The nursery children have been representing numbers using sand, numicon and multilink cubes.


The children in reception have been learning to recognise and count numbers up to 5 and have used subitising to recognise numbers up to 5. They have also been finding one more and one less up to 5. Reception have been busy using concrete resources for lots of their maths learning this term. They have been representing number, counting more and less and ordering natural objects according to their size.

Year 1

Year 1 have been working on fluently recalling the number bonds to 10, reading and writing numbers up to 20 and counting forwards and backwards within 50. They have been working on finding numbers that are fewer, more and same, and using maths vocabulary such as lighter, heavier, greater than, less than and equal to.


Year 2

The children in Year 2 have been reading and writing numbers up to 100 and recognising the place value and partitioning 2-digit numbers. They have been finding odd and even numbers, and exploring numbers that are greater than, less then and equal to each other. They have also been looking at shapes, finding the line of symmetry and then completing shapes using the line of symmetry.


Year 3

Year 3 have been working hard to understand how to write and read numerals in numbers and words. They have worked on addition and subtraction this half term. They have been spotting patterns in addition and subtraction calculations, before moving on to completing addition and subtraction calculations with 2 and 3-digit numbers.


Year 4

Year 4 have been learning about rounding for the first time, beginning with learning about multiples of 1000 either side of a number and placing the number on a number line to see where it lies and which multiple it is closer to.


Year 5

Year 5 have been exploring numbers up to 1 000 000 and learning how to read and write these numbers. They have also used concrete and pictorial representations to develop their understanding of fractions. This includes adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.


Year 6

Year 6 have looked at the place value of decimals this term, understanding their position within a number sequence. They have developed their understanding of fractions and applied this to their new learning of ratio. Bar models and pictorial representations have helped them with this. 




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