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Numeracy Support (Mrs McIlwaine)

Welcome to Numeracy support which has a lovely refurbished room where the P5,P6 and P7 groups are able to work  without distractions.

The normal daily routine for each group is as follows:

  • check homework diaries
  • daily tables test
  • mental maths activities
  • the same topic work that is being taught by the class teacher 

NOV - DEC

All withdrawal groups are currently working on problem solving strategies.

P5 will be working on the following.

  • improving speed of recall of table facts and number bonds.
  • estimating and measuring accurately in centimetres and millimetres.
  • function machines.
  • mathematical language related to problem solving.

P6 will be working on

  • maths investigations.
  • fractions - of amounts, equivalent fractions using a fraction wall, mixed fractions using visuals and improper fractions.

P7 will be working on

  • Investigations
  • fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • improving speed of recall of table facts and number bonds.

SEPT - OCT

All pupils that are given numeracy support will be working on the same topics as the class teacher.

P5 will be working on the following topics:

  • revise and learn number facts to 10 and table facts for the 2x5x 10x and 3x tables.
  • reading and writing numbers up to 1000 and the value of each digit in a number.
  • strategies to help with problem solving.

P6 will be working on the following topics:

  • revision of table facts 2,3,4,5,10 x tables.
  • reading and writing numbers up to 9,999/99,999
  • round numbers to 10 and 100.
  • partition numbers
  • mental maths strategies.
  • addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers.
  • Strategies to help with problem solving.
  • fractions.

P7 will be working on the following topics.

  • revison of all table facts.
  • reading and writing numbers up to 99,999/999,999
  • round numbers to 10, 100 and 1000.
  • partition numbers
  •  mental maths strategies.
  • addition and subtraction of 4/5 digit numbers.
  • Strategies to help with problem solving.
  • shape and height investigation.

Once  a fortnight we visit the computer room to work on Education City.’  This is a valuable tool to recognise where each child’s strengths lie and what areas need further support.

 We are using the mnemonic "RUDE" to follow the steps that enable all pupils to select the important information needed to solve a problem.

R- read the question carefully.

U – underline the important numbers and words.

D- decide, do we add or subtract?

E- execute. Set out the sum and work out the answer.

Please use opportunities at home to reinforce these steps.

 

Thank you

Mrs McIlwaine

 

 

 

 

 

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