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New curriculum - slightly panicking

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scrappydappydoo Mon 13-Jul-15 14:37:04

Fully admit I'm being a neurotic mother but all I keep hearing is how much harder (sorry 'rigorous') the new curriculum is. DDs are about to go into yr3 and yr5 I haven't had reports yet but they are usually on the low side of average. I'm worried particularly about my youngest that they will struggle in September and confidence will be knocked.
Apart from the usual reading challenge/cooking/shopping stuff. What else can I do over the summer holidays? Downloadable apps would be great as we'll be camping for most of august with no internet access.
Trying not panic book a tutor (yes that concerned).

Fleurdelise Mon 13-Jul-15 14:43:31

New maths curriculum here

From what I have seen with dd is practicing times tables, not sure where other DCs are but she went through all of it in year 3.

Fractions (including knowing how to find out a fraction of a whole number for example 2/5 out of 25) addition and subtraction and simplifying fractions, she did long multiplication also. Time reading including AM and PM (24 hour clock), word problems, division (as a reverse of times tables).

That is all I can remember in terms of what I have seen in her homework, by the way this is for year 3.

We get the report today so not sure how she did but she is not top of her class btw, she is somewhere in the middle I think.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 13-Jul-15 14:44:10

Go into school and get a copy of their targets. Will PM

Fleurdelise Mon 13-Jul-15 14:46:49

Oh and measuring and understanding g/kg, mm/cm/m, ml/l. Shapes 3d and recognising 90 degrees angles bigger smaller than.

Emochild Mon 13-Jul-15 14:52:59

The biggest thing you can do to help is learn times tables and associated division facts

So much of the KS2 curriculum links to times tables that quick and accurate recall is incredibly important

Not just counting up eg 4,8,12 etc but knowing

3x4 =12
4x3 =12
12 / 3 =4
12 / 4 =3

Fleurdelise Mon 13-Jul-15 15:01:40

Yes Emochild is right, in year 3 there was no counting up for times tables but knowing them by heart. Dd had weekly timed tests and moved on to the next level after getting it done right within the time limit 3 times.

And the division facts associated to times tables.

Also money, word problems with money, eg if something costs 3,55 and I buy a rubber for 55 pence how much did I spend.

There are lots of books to help like Letts and cgp.

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