We are learning about fractions this term. Fractions in Year 6 maths not only extend pupils’ knowledge from KS1, but also act as the foundation from which several other topics – such as decimals and percentages – are developed.
Therefore, it’s essential to ensure our children approach them with confidence. They are learning to solve lots of problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages. They will simplify fractions using common factors and will practise multiplying fractions. The key words for this section are common factor, numerator, denominator, improper fraction, and mixed number. They have leaned to use common factors to simplify fractions, compare and order fractions. They have also learnt to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions writing the answers in their simplest forms.