Maths at Grove

Autumn 2



This half term, the nursery children have been representing numbers using sand, numicon and multilink cubes. They have also been creating shapes with pipe cleaners, and they made a graph to show the different length hair of the children in the class, which links to their science and history topics!




Reception have been busy using concrete resources for lots of their maths learning this half term. They have been representing number, counting more and less and ordering natural objects according to their size.


Year 1


Year 1 have been looking at part whole models to further their understanding of number. They have also been working on finding numbers that are fewer, more and same, and using maths vocabulary such as greater than, less than and equal to. 


Year 2


Year 2 have been using concrete resources, and then moving on to pictorial representations, to show arrays when multiplying numbers. 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 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. 





Autumn 1


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 5. To support them, they have been using Numicon and natural objects around the classroom and the outdoor space.





The children in reception have been learning to recognise and count numbers up to 10, and have used subitising to recognise numbers up to 5. They have also been finding one more and one less up to 10.




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 also been laying the foundations for multiplication by practising doubling numbers up to 20, using Numicon and dienes to help them.




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.



Year 3

Year 3 have been working hard to understand how to write and read numerals in numbers and words.


They have also been mastering adding 10 and 100 to numbers. This requires a deep understanding of place value to add mentally.



They have been practising their reasoning skills using their understanding of ordering and comparing 3 digit numbers.




Year 4

Year 4 have been working hard to improve their reasoning skills and using their mathematical understanding to answer a range of different questions.



They have also 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.

Moving on from the number line, children then started to use their understanding of place value to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.


Year 5

Year 5 have been exploring numbers up to 1 000 000 and learning how to read and write these numbers. They have been using this understanding to answer real life style questions, applying their mathematical knowledge to real world situations.



Year 5 have been building on their rounding understanding in year 4 to round with numbers up to 1 000 000.



Year 6

Year 6 are showing a really deep understanding of place value, this can be seen in these excellent explanations of their mathematical reasoning.




They have also been doing some excellent work on the place value of decimals, answering a range of different style questions.


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