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CGP mental maths

Each Friday, your child will be asked to complete a page of this book to develop fluency in their mental maths. Homework will be set on Friday with Mrs Handslip, and will be marked together with Mrs Handslip the following Friday.

Please ensure that this book is in school on Friday. If the children complete the homework before Friday, encourage them to put it in their drawer ready for Friday.


We would like your child/ren to complete set A and B. Set C is the challenge/extension set. It would be fabulous to see the children challenge themselves but it is optional.


Mental maths practise is vital for gaining fluency within the operations. The exercises will cover a wide range of maths content and will help parents to see areas of strength; and also offer parents a chance to support their children with the weaker areas of learning. The aim is to speed up with their mental calculation. However, some children may find it helpful to use written prompts. Please feel free to use the space around the exercises for working out if this is helpful to your child.

3/2/23 Exercise 17

We have been continuing with the written multiplication method in school. The expectation is for year 4s to be able to multiply 3 or 4 digits by 1 digit. Year 5s have been practising long multiplication - 3 or 4 digits by 2 digits. You may create your own using a dice to give you the digits. Don't forget the zero placeholder!

27/1/23 Exercise 16

This week we are focusing on written multiplication. 

2 digits by 1 digit, then 3 digits by 1 digits and then 4 digits by 1 digits. You might like to practise these at home. Perhaps roll a dice to give you your numbers.

20/1/23 Exercise 15

This week we have been finding the area and perimeter of rectangles. Can you explain everything you know about finding the area and the perimeter of rectangles. Year 5 can you explain what a compound shape is?

13/1/23 Exercise 14

This week we are working on perimeter of a rectangle. Can you explain what needs to be done to find the perimeter of a rectangle?

6/1/23 Complete exercise 13. A and B, C if you would like a challenge.

We are focussing on measures in school. Make sure you know your measurement facts:

1km=1000m,  1cm=10mm, 1m=100cm, 1L=1000ml

TT Rockstars 

Children are also expected to visit the Times Tables Rock Stars website at least twice a week in order to practise their times tables. Children are expected to arrive in year 4 knowing the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 times tables. By the end of year 4, children are expected to be secure with all the times tables from 2 - 12. In the summer term, year 4 children across the country must complete the multiplication tables check. It is very important that all children, including those in year 5, continue to practise their times tables on a regular basis in order to meet and maintain these expectations. 

Children have been given their username and password for TT Rockstars and were asked to glue this in their homework planner. 

Remember: Knowing all your times tables at speed helps with ALMOST everything in Maths!