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30th March - 3rd April

Fluent in Five

In the document below, there is a slide per day with arithmetic questions that the children are used to completing first thing in the morning when they arrive in school. Each set of five questions is followed by a challenge. The children can then have a go at creating their own challenge, based on the structure of the one they solved that day. 

Daily Maths lessons

Below are videos of some daily lessons created by Gareth Metcalfe, who is a primary school teacher.

They are fantastic, active problem-solving lessons and there is a task each day underneath the video to have a go at.

All of the skills involved have been covered in school already, so the children will be applying what they know. Most of the time you will just need a pencil and paper.

Enjoy and good luck!

MONDAY: Five Consecutive Numbers

The 5 Consecutive Numbers Challenge for Y5 & Y6. Be challenged, explore and enjoy!

TUESDAY: Four Numbers Challenge

This video introduces the Four Numbers Challenge: will you be able to find all the possible answers? A great challenge for Y5 & Y6 children!

Wednesday: The Same Difference

Exploring difference and using related subtraction facts to help children in Y5 and Y6 to become more fluent in calculation.

Thursday: Boys, Girls, Children

Here we use equipment and bar models to solve a range of different sum and difference questions. Deep thinking for Y5 and Y6 mathematicians!

Friday: Different Contexts

Exploring a range of different sum and difference questions, using bar models to show an effective method and identify misconceptions. Great for building und...

Other Challenges & Puzzles

Below are some investigations, challenges and games to have a go at.