Mathematician of the Week – Autumn 1 – Week 8

Come and meet Pearl class’ latest Mathematician of the Week…


This superstar has really been impressing everyone with her super column method in addition both with and without Dienes. You even ask for extra in your independent learning time! Fantastic! 🙂



Mathematician of the Week – Autumn 1 – Week 6

A massive well done to our Mathematician of the Week this week!

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We have started to look at how to add using column method and using Dienes to help us to find our answers. The adults in Pearl class were super impressed by your attitude towards your learning this week. Keep it up!

Mathematician of the Week

What a superstar we have in Pearl class this week! Our new Mathematician of the Week.


You have tried hard this week and have shown great perseverance to complete all our your work to an extremely high standard. Even though we have been looking at column method, you didn’t let that phase you and completed all our questions correctly with clear working out as well.

Maths, maths, maths…

We have really been trying extra hard with our maths since we came back to school in September.

We have been using concrete objects to help us to be able to find our answers like Numicon and Dienes.

First we started to look at how to partition 2-digit numbers into tens and ones and answering word problems to look at the symbols greater than (>) and less than (<).

We had a go at matching numbers to Dienes to the number words.

Click here to build a two-digit number using Dienes (tens and ones)

Next we started to show our working out in our maths books. We added a two-digit number to a one-digit number and then we added 10.

After that, we added a two-digit number to a two-digit number, showing our working out with the Dienes.

Today we started to look at how to set out column method. It was tricky at first but we soon got the hang of it.

Look at how neat it is!

We are very proud of our work.

Miss Varley is very proud of our work as well!  🙂

What you could do at home to support your child:

  • Complete the weekly homework that is linked to what your child has been doing at home.
  • Ask your child to say how many tens and ones a two-digit number has.
  • Practise adding two-digit numbers to one and two-digit numbers.
  • Speak to Miss Varley if you would like more help in being able to support your child.