# Lower Key Stage 2

Purchase of one or more packs of cards enables member access to Activity Plans and resources for Years 1 to 6.

Below is a list of indicative statements from the Lower KS 2 Mathematics Programme of Study, covered by the Activity Plans and additional resources.

**Year 3** Activity Plans

#### Number - Fractions

- recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
- recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
- add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7 ]
- compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

#### Geometry

- recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
- identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle

#### Statistics

- interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
- solve one-step and two-step questions [for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.

**Year 4** Activity Plans

#### Number – Fractions

- recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
- solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number
- add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

#### Geometry

- order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
- describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
- describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down
- plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.

#### Statistics

- interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.
- solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

### Lower KS2: Opportunities for **cross** curricular learning:

#### Science

- recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
- explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
- gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
- recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
- reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions

#### English

The use of Monstats Fact Files and Monstats cards can spark children’s imagination and support the development of composition and writing within the following UK National Curriculum statements:

- preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
- Exploring myths and legends

#### Plan their writing by:

- discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
- discussing and recording ideas

#### Draft and write by:

- composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures
- organising paragraphs around a theme
- in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
- in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]

#### Evaluate and edit by:

- assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
- proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
- proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
- read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.

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