Short Blocks

Maths Year 5/6 Summer Revision Menu B

Each unit has everything you need to teach a set of related skills and concepts.

Fractions, ratio and percentages (suggested as 4 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1
Adapt a recipe, keeping the same ratios. Calculate missing side lengths of rectangles with given ratio.
Further Teaching with Y6
Calculate dimensions of scaled drawing of a garden. Share today’s ‘Top tip for tests’.
Group Activities: T with Y6
Y5 -- Draw sets of rectangles with given ratios of side lengths.
Y6 -- Solve ratio and scaling problems.

Day 2
Find equivalent fractions, then write fractions as the ‘same type’ (with the same denominator).
Further Teaching with Y6
Play a game adding and subtracting fractions. Share today’s ‘Top tip for tests’.
Group Activities: T with Y6
Y5 -- Find equivalent fractions on a fraction wall.
Y6 -- Use equivalence to add and subtract fractions less than 1.
-- Use equivalence to add and subtract fractions, including mixed numbers.

Day 3
Children look for fractions greater than 1, then greater than 2. Discuss improper fractions and mixed numbers. Children rewrite improper fractions as mixed numbers.
Further Teaching with Y6
Remind children of the quick way to multiply pairs of fractions. Demonstrate using pizza image. Use the same image to divide a fraction by a whole number. Share today’s ‘Top tips for tests’.
Group Activities: T with Y6
Y5 -- Write fractions between 1 and 2, 2 and 3, then 3 and 4.
Y6 -- Multiply pairs of fractions. Divide fractions by whole numbers.

Day 4
Use bar models to help find unit fractions, then non-unit fractions, of 10 times tables facts, e.g. 350, 420, 540.
Further Teaching with Y6
Find key percentages (10%, 1% and 50%); then other percentages of amounts. Share today’s ‘Top tip for tests’.
Group Activities: T with Y6
Y5 Use the in-depth problem-solving investigation ‘Calculating colours’ from The Royal Institution as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Choose multiples of 10; use tables facts to help decide what unit and non-unit fractions of those amounts to find.
Y6 -- Calculate fractions and percentages of numbers and measures including money.

You Will Need

  • Mini-whiteboards and pens
  • Access to the internet
  • cm2 paper
  • Interlocking cubes
  • ‘Ratio and scale problems’ Sheets 1 and 2 (see resources)
  • ‘Fraction wall’ (see resources)
  • ‘Grid of fractions’ (see resources)
  • ‘Adding and subtracting fractions’ (see resources)
  • ‘Multiplying and dividing fractions’ (see resources)
  • Flipchart and pens
  • ‘Finding fractions and percentages’ (see resources)

Short Mental Workouts

Day 1
Convert 24-hr clock to 12-hr clock times

Day 2
Simplify fractions

Day 3
Count in steps of 1/8

Day 4
Find non-unit fractions of amounts

Worksheets

Day 1
Y5: Solve ratio problems.
Y6: Solve ratio and scaling problems.

Day 2
Y5: Write missing numerators in pairs of equivalent fractions.
Y6: Add and subtract fractions.

Day 3
Y5: Write improper fractions as mixed numbers and vice versa.
Y6: Multiply pairs of fractions, in and out of context. Divide fractions by whole numbers, in and out of context.

Day 4
Y5: Find unit and non-unit fractions of amounts.
Y6: Find fractions and percentages of numbers, measures and amounts of money. Solve problems.

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

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Extra Support

Y5: Car Wash
Exploring dividing money in 3:1 and 3:2 ratios.

Fraction Facts
Finding simple unit and related non-unit fractions of amounts (1/3s, 1/4s and 1/5s).