We have been looking at techniques for adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers this month. Based on the maths skills and knowledge we have developed during last half term about place value, we have found that by following simple rules and remembering each place value is 10 times the previous place value it is easy to add and subtract large numbers. We have been using counters to learn about exchanging and working on our column method skills to subtract numbers.
During home learning we have been reviewing our knowledge of lengths and learning about Km. We will use this knowledge to begin learning about perimeter in December.
We have also been doing daily maths practice with our number of the day, were we pick up fluency and quick calculation skills. We have learnt a good trick, for instance, for adding together a sequence of numbers from 1 to 20.