This week we have completed our chapter on subtraction, ready to move onto multiplication next week. Most children have found the column subtraction difficult, especially when exchanging tens for ones. The children have learnt 3 ways to subtract and as long as they are confident with at least 1 method, then this is ok. Subtraction will be revisited a lot this year and so the children will get to practise these skills more.
We have practised the 2 times tables again this week and we are starting to understand the pattern that for each next multiple, we add on 2. The more you children practise these, the more fluent they will become.