Short Blocks

Maths Year 5/6 Summer Top-up Revision Menu

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

Factors, multiples, primes and squares (suggested as 2 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1
Children list the factors of 24, then list common factors of 24 and 36, including the ‘Highest Common Factor’. Repeat for other factors, then common multiples, including the ‘Lowest Common Multiple’.
Group activities: T with Y5 or Y6
Y5 Use the ‘LCM Squares’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Play card games to generate and investigate common multiples and common factors.
Y6 -- Play card games to generate and investigate lowest common multiples and highest common factors. Some children might play an online multiples and factors game.

Day 2
List prime numbers up to 20. Discuss how to efficiently tell if larger numbers are prime. List square numbers up to 100.
Group activities: T with Y6
Y5 -- Investigate which square numbers have a prime next-door neighbour.
Y6 -- Play a game to identify square, prime or composite numbers.

You Will Need

  • Whiteboards and pens
  • Number cards 0–12
  • Internet access
  • Flipchart and pen

Worksheets

Day 1
Y5: Find common multiples and factors of given numbers.
Y6: Find common multiples and factors of given numbers.

Day 2
Y5: Identify prime and square numbers.
Y6: Identify prime and square numbers.

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

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