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We use a maths mastery programme to help with our teaching of maths. Please read here for weekly updates about mastering number.


20th March - This week, the children will consolidate their understanding of the composition of numbers by investigating the numbers within 7. Composing and de-composing numbers involves the children investigating part–part–whole relations, e.g. seeing that 7 can be made up of 5 and 2. The children will deepen their understanding of a whole being made up of smaller parts through games and practical experiences, such as investigating the number of ducks on a pond. They will begin to recognise that numbers can be made by combining parts in different ways, and will be encouraged to make links by considering similarities and differences in the various ways of making 7. A key focus will be on partitioning 7 (splitting it into parts) and thinking about the missing part.