## Last week we…

Last week we focused our mathematical minds on learning about and understanding multiplication.  By the end of the year the children need to be able to

*recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10
multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
*calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within
the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×),
division (÷) and equals (=) signs
*show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order
(commutative) and division of one number by another cannot
*solve problems involving multiplication and division, using
materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and
multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts

We went through it on the carpet first, and made a poster for the washing line.     We started with adding over and over again, grouping cubes and counting – and then drawing our results on the table!

Last week we focused our English on reading like a reader, not like a robot! 