Newsletter Issue 18
Friday 25th January 2013
As you know, our numeracy focus this half term has been around naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes. Whilst our mental maths warm ups have seen us revisiting addition and subtraction in their many guises (simply adding 10 to a given number before applying this knowledge to adding 9/11 mentally, doubling and halving and linking number facts up i.e. 4+3=7 therefore 40+30=70 and so on) we would like for you to support your child further in this area. Ask your child to revisit the strategies they have shared with you – biggest number in their head and counting on or back, partitioning with Maltesers or numbers and column addition and present their learning neatly in their home learning books. You may wish to make up some words problems for your child to draw the sum out of to test their understanding of the language or more/less, sum/total of, the difference between etc.