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In Maths, we're learning a variety of written methods for multiplication and division.

Week beginning Monday 13th July: Y4 Revision and Y5 Shape

Year 4, you have three Maths Mysteries this week which will give you plenty of chance to revise and practise your written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Scroll down for the videos on written methods for multiplication and division.

Week beginning Monday 6th July: Shape

This week, Year 4 has only 4 worksheets. This brings you to the end of your Maths learning for the year. Over the next few weeks, we'll be recapping some of the key learning from this year. Year 5, you're continuing with your learning about shape and space.

Week beginning Monday 29th June: Shapes

Year 4, I have given you 6 worksheets this week. The extra sheet means we can move on to a different topic next week without a leftover sheet. So a little bit of extra work for you this week.

Year 5, you have two sheets finishing decimals before you start the properties of shapes work which we'll be continuing on for the next few weeks.

Week beginning Monday 22nd June: Statistics and decimals

Week beginning Monday 15th June: Time and decimals

Week beginning Monday 8th June: Money, decimals and percentages

Year 4, you've got one fractions sheet left and then four sheets on Money - sorry but that's the only way I could fit them in! Linking between them, think that 1p is 1/100th of £1 and 10p is 1/10th of £1.


Year 5, it's all about working out percentages this week - which are an incredibly common of expressing parts of a whole - in 1/100ths. Some videos for you below.

Fractions, decimals and percentages from a visual model

A great, visual introduction to understanding the links between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Finding a percentage

Converting percentages to decimals and fractions

Week beginning Monday 1st June: Decimals

We're all on decimals this week! Year 5s, there are numerous Khan Academy videos in the previous weeks about decimals to help you understand them (I won't repost them up here as this page is already looking pretty cluttered!). Again, the answers are also below.

I've also included a great image that should help you understand the relationship between powers of 10.

  • If we took the largest cube at the bottom as 1 (rather than 1,000,000), then:
    • the 100,000 would be the equivalent to 0.1 (one tenth)
    • the 10,000 would be equivalent to 0.01 (one hundredth)
    • the 1,000 would be equivalent to 0.001 (one thousandth)

Week beginning Monday 18th May: Decimals and fractions

This week, we're continuing with decimals for Year 4 and fractions for Year 5. As always, I've put up some Khan Academy videos to help you with the tricky bits. I've also included the answer sheets below the Year 4 and Year 5 videos and worksheets as several people have requested these - kids, use them responsibly!

Khan Academy - Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000

Multiplying fractions: visualizing | Khan Academy

Here's a great way to visualize fraction multiplication problems. Once you understand this, doing them on your own will be a lot easier!

Multiplying fractions and whole numbers: two approaches | Khan Academy

When faced with multiplying whole numbers and fractions, understanding these two approaches will help solve the problem.

Week beginning Monday 11th May: Decimals and fractions

Year 4s are starting work on decimals this week whilst Year 5 continue to look at fractions.

Introduction to decimals - Khan Academy

Place value with decimals - Khan Academy

Decimal place value - Khan Academy

Finding a fraction of a quantity

Week Beginning Monday 27th April: Fractions!

A brief introduction to fractions

In this video, I explain some of the terminology relating to fractions that you'll need to know for this week.

Introduction to fractions

Intro to equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions

Mixed numbers and improper fractions

Khan Academy: Introduction to long division

A great video explaining long division. If you benefit, consider donating to Khan Academy and check out their other videos. A great resource!

Khan Academy: Long division with remainders

Speed Guide to Short Division

A useful, quick refresher on the short division method from before the Easter holidays.

Maths weekly briefing - Monday 30th March

Short Division (Compact method)

In this video, I explain how to use the compact version of short division method to divide any number by a one-digit number (or two-digit number that you know the times table for).

Short Division Remainders Explainer

I use place value counters to explain why we carry our remainder when we divide 98 by 7.

Maths weekly briefing - Monday 23rd March

This short audio file explains what I've made available for you to do this week.

1. TO x O

In this video, I demonstrate three ways to multiply a two-digit (TO) number by a one-digit (O) number; grid/area method, expanded long multiplication and com...

2. TO x TO

In this video, I explain how to multiply a two-digit number (TO) by a two-digit number (TO) using grid/area method, expanded and compact long multiplication.

3. HTO x TO Grid Method

In this video, I demonstrate how to use the Grid/Area method to multiply a three-digit number (HTO) by a two-digit number (TO).

4. HTO x TO Expanded and Compact Long Multiplication

In this video, I show you how to multiply a three-digit number (HTO) by a two-digit number (TO) using the expanded and compact versions of long multiplication.

Below, you'll find some worksheets which you can use to practise what I've shown you in the videos above.

The Year 4 and 5 labels show which year this is introduced in the curriculum but there's nothing to stop Year 4s having a go at the Year 5 stuff if they're confident with their own methods.

Equally, any Year 5s struggling with the Year 5 methods can go back and revise the Year 4 work.

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