Planned opportunities for oracy are crafted into our Maths lessons, including chances to explain reasoning, disprove/prove conjectures and convince.
"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.