Flipped learning – written subtraction methods

Next week we will be focussing on subtraction. Have a look at these videos. They explain some subtraction methods which you may have used in school. What do you think? Do you have any questions?

There are many ways of doing subtraction and we have to find those that work consistently for us. You need one “go to” method that you would use for most questions because it always works. There may then be other questions that you use other methods for because it is more efficient.

Addition and Subtraction

We are going to begin looking at addition and subtraction next week in Maths. You need to complete at least 5 examples of addition and 5 examples of subtraction in your Learning Logs using whichever written method you feel most comfortable with. You should write each question before showing your workings. Choose numbers to add and subtract that you are comfortable using.


For those of you who are checking the blog over the holiday (as requested), you will have an opportunity to get ahead with spellings for next week. They are under Week 8 if you click on the ‘Spellings’ section of the black tab above.



After the holiday we will be working on sentence structures.

What is a sentence?

Do you know what simple, compound and complex sentences are?

What’s the difference between a phrase and a clause?

How do writers use sentences?

We look forward to hearing from you.

Decimal numbers

Hello Fantastic 5’s,

I hope your holiday has begun well and you are enjoying your break. As promised, here are some things to investigate over the holiday.

Some of you are confused with decimal numbers. Here are three videos that you may find useful. The first looks at place value.

The next one begins to focus on decimal place value.


And finally, one that explains tenths, hundredths and thousandths.

Look at the videos and blog with what you know. the following questions might get you thinking:

  1. What are decimal numbers?
  2. What is the difference between numbers to the left of the decimal point and numbers to the right of the decimal point?
  3. What is the difference between 2.6, 2.60 and 2.600?
  4. Where in real life might you see and use decimal numbers?
  5. What is meant by the terms: 1 decimal place, 2 decimal places and 3 decimal places?

Let us know if you have any questions.

Have fun.

Mrs Millard and Mrs Mansfield