West Street Community Primary School and Nursery


In Maths we will be exploring the huge array of different problems that can be solved using mathematics. We will ensure that children are confident using both formal written methods of calculation but also mental arithmetic skills to solve questions quickly and easily. At West Street, we follow the White Rose Maths teaching scheme, which includes fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities. This approach enables children to become secure in a topic, as well as providing a suitable amount of challenge for differing abilities.

In Year 5 children will complete calculations with numbers up to 1 million, negative numbers and numbers with up to 2 decimal places. It is important that children have a firm grasp of all their times tables up to 12 x 12, including the related division facts. This will not only boost their confidence but also speed up both simple and more complex problem solving and also allows children to spot patterns. Therefore, any help or practice you help you can give your children will be of great benefit.

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West Street Community Primary School and Nursery
West Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0HW
Headteacher | Miss Sarah Watson | 01282 865840 | head@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Bursar | Mrs Carol Franks | 01282 865840 | bursar@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
SENCO | Mrs Alysia Gupta | 01282 865840 | senco@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
Pastoral Lead | Mrs Andrea Peake | 01282 865840 | apeake@weststreet.lancs.sch.uk
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