**OUR CURRENT FOCUS ACROSS THE SCHOOL IS COMBINING & PARTITIONING AND PLACE VALUE**

*From Monday 20th February to Friday 31st March*

__What will this look like for my child?__

**Combining & partitioning and place value within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)**

**Make finger patterns**:

- To show numbers 1 to 5 using one hand
- To show double patterns for 1 to 5 (two hands)
- To show doubles plus one patterns (two hands e.g. double 3 plus 1)
- To partition numbers (e.g. “Make 6 on your fingers. Can you make it another way?”)
- To partition 10 (e.g. 9 fingers up and 1 down shows 9 + 1 = 10

**Recognise flashed patterns (domino and random)**

- Explore partitions of numbers through dot patterns

**Combining & partitioning and place value within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)**

**Combining and partitioning**

- Partition numbers up to ten into number bonds (e.g. know that 5 = 1 + 4 and so on)
- Use number bond knowledge to say what number gets us to/from a decade (e.g. 34 + ? = 40, 54 – ? = 50)

**Place value**

**Split a number containing tens and units**

- In a standard way e.g. (36 is 3 tens and 6 units)
- In a non-standard way (e.g. 36 is 2 tens and 16 units)

**Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed e.g. the 3 in 236 means 3 tens or 30**

**Split a number into its place value parts e.g. 364 = 300 + 60 + 4 (numbers up to 1000)**

**Combining & partitioning and place value within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)**

**Combining and partitioning**

- Partition 100 (e.g. 23 + ? = 100) to help with percentage calculations
- Partition 1000

**Place value**

- Demonstrate how the value of a digit depends on where it is placed (numbers up to 1 million)
- Split a number into its place value parts
- In the range 1 to 1000000
- For decimals up to 2 decimal places (e.g. 2.5 is 2 and 5 tenths)

- Split a decimal up in a non-standard way (e.g. 3.2 can be 2 and 12 tenths)