# Maths Plan for Spring Term 2017 for Miss Neal and Mr Gunn

Maths plan for Spring Term 2017 for Miss Neal and Mr Gunn

We are really pleased with the work the children did last half term. This half term is quite a short one and we will be looking at fractions, decimal s and percentages. We have already done a lot of work on place value so we are hoping that the decimals should be much clearer for the children. We will also be working on the children’s arithmetic skills each week. This will involve times tables, place value and the four rules of number.

We will be making sure that the children understand the concepts in depth. To do this we will make sure that they have concrete apparatus, visual models and then lots of variation in the way we get the children to apply their skills.

Number – percentages
• Find simple percentages of amounts
• Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
• Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages (e.g. of measures and such as 15% of 260) and the use of percentages for comparison.
Children who already have depth within percentages will be taken on to the 5 different types of percentage questions. These will be up to GCSE B grade and we will want the children to be able to identify and then efficiently answer each type of question.
Then we will combine ratio with the concepts from fractions
Ratio and proportion
• Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found using integer multiplication/division facts
• Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples
• Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found

We will then look at properties of shapes

Geometry – properties of shapes
• Compare/classify geometric shapes based on the properties and sizes
• Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
• Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
• Recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
• Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles
• Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, regular polygons

We will be providing greater depth on each of the topics however where children are clearly above this we will set work at an appropriate level for their needs.