Planned opportunities for oracy are crafted into our Maths lessons, including chances to explain reasoning, disprove/prove conjectures and convince.
Check back on this page in Summer 1, when we will have examples of children explaining their reasoning and proving their working out.
"I love being able to explain my working out to my classmates. For example, last week in Maths, we were looking at fractions and improper fractions. I knew that 2,433 over 1,000 was an improper fraction; therefore, I had to see how many thousands were in 2,433 and from that I worked out to write my answer as a mixed number. Lots of children missed this opportunity and gave their answer as an improper fraction. Being able to explain my working out to my classmates shows my true understanding." - Isaac
Reasoning challenges give children the opportunity to justify their understanding in mathematics. After working out an appropriate answer to a challenge, children are given the opportunity to share their findings with the class. This allows a chance for the children to respond verbally to questions and develop techniques such as establishing a natural eye contact and being able to give a concise summary of their working out.
Check out all of the skills Year 5 pupils are encouraged to develop below.