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Age: 7 - 8 Years - End of Year 3 Review
The Otters Summer School includes Arithmetic that a child aged 7–8 would expect to have encountered by the end of School Year 3 . The material is grouped according to the new National Curriculum Attainment Targets for Year 3.

Click here for more detail on how we've updated our Summer Schools for the new National Curriculum.

All children learn and develop at different rates so we would advise you to look at the detail within each school to make sure you choose the package which will best support your child’s learning.

A range of Maths Skills is taught within each Maths Camp using Video Lessons and Learning Games, with plenty of opportunities for practising.

Within the Otters Summer School , your child will explore 4 Maths Camps:

Camp 1: Understanding Numbers
Rounding to the nearest 10 or 100
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Learn to round to the nearest 10 and then 100 by looking at a section of a number line for checking understanding of the halfway point between numbers. Then work just with numbers, consolidating knowledge of rounding up if halfway and coping with less obvious examples, such as when rounding to the nearest 10 results in it also being the nearest 100. Hide

Place value and ordering of numbers up to 9999
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Consolidate understanding of numbers up to 9999 by first expanding numbers into thousands, hundreds, tens and units, using arrow cards. For example: 6543 = 6000 + 500 + 40 + 3. Check knowledge of what each digit is worth through a variety of questions, emphasising the importance of the place of a digit, in relation to its value, then practise putting numbers in order of size. Hide

Adding and subtracting multiples of 10
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Learn to use a variety of methods to add and subtract multiples of 10, making as much use of mental strategies as possible. Add multiples of 10 in a variety of ways, including ‘counting on’ and column addition. For example: 273 + 60. Use 'counting back' to first subtract 10, then multiples of 10. For example: 78 – 30. Hide

Multiplying up to 2 digits by 10
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Develop understanding of multiplying by 10 through learning about changing the place value of digits, at first using a place value mat then working with numbers alone. Work initially with single digit numbers, then move onto multiplying 2 digit numbers by 10. For example: 79 x 10 = 790. Hide

Multiplying up to 2 digits by 100
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Develop understanding of multiplying by 100 through learning about changing the place value of digits, at first using a place value mat then working with numbers alone. Work initially with single digit numbers, then move onto multiplying 2 digit numbers by 100. For example: 48 x 100 = 4800. Hide

Camp 2: Knowing Number Facts
3 times table and divide by 3
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Learn the 3 times table, by looking at it in order, using a music video, learning tricks that help to remember the times table facts. Practise this table. Go through the division facts that relate to the 3 times table, emphasising their relationship with the times table facts. For example: 3 x 6 = 18, 6 x 3 = 18, 18 ÷ 6 = 3, 18 ÷ 3 = 6. Practise dividing by 3. Hide

4 times table and divide by 4
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Learn the 4 times table in order and using a music video, look at patterns and tricks which will help recall of the table facts and practise the times table in order and randomly. Go through the division facts that relate to the 4 times table, emphasising their relationship with the times table facts. For example: 8 x 4 = 32, 4 x 8 = 32, 32 ÷ 4 = 8, 32 ÷ 8 = 4. Practise dividing by 4. Hide

6 times table and divide by 6
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Learn the 6 times table in order then using a music video, learn some tricks to help with recalling the table facts and practise them, both in order and randomly. Go through the division facts that relate to the 6 times table, emphasising their relationship with the times table facts. For example: 3 x 6 = 18, 6 x 3 = 18, 18 ÷ 6 = 3, 18 ÷ 3 = 6. Practise dividing by 6. Hide

Mixed 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 times tables
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Review all of the times tables up to the 6 times table, by playing a factor game, practising answers in a times table grid and by practising mixed sequences of all of these times tables. Hide

8 times table and dividing by 8
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Learn the 8 times table in order and using a music video. Look at a variety of tricks which will help recall of the table facts and practise the times table in order and randomly. Go through the division facts that relate to the 8 times table, emphasising the relationship. For example: 8 x 7 = 56, 7 x 8 = 56, 56 ÷ 8 = 7, 56 ÷ 7 = 8. Practise dividing by 8. Hide

Mixed 2, 4 and 8 times tables
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Reinforce knowledge of these times tables by looking at patterns between them and by identifying multiples. Practise mixed sequences. Hide

Dividing by 2 with remainders
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Learn about dividing by 2 to get answers which have remainders. Start by learning what a remainder is, looking at divisions being carried out pictorially, then move on to working just with numbers. Practise dividing by 2. Hide

Dividing by 5 with remainders
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Learn how to divide by 5 where the answers have remainders. Look at divisions being carried out pictorially, then work just with numbers. Practise dividing by 5. Hide

Camp 3: Calculations
Column addition of 2 digit plus 2 digit numbers
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Learn to add two 2 digit numbers in columns. Start by placing the digits correctly and adding numbers where no carrying is required, then work with bigger numbers, learning to carry tens then hundreds. Additions will range in difficulty from, for example, 21 + 23 up to 99 + 96. Hide

2 digit plus 2 digit numbers horizontally
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Improve mental addition skills by working in horizontal format instead of in columns. Learn that sometimes it is more appropriate not to use columns, with an example such as 56 + 10, whereas with other additions, it is sensible to use columns when working out an example, such as 87 + 76. Hide

Column addition of three 2 digit numbers
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Learn to apply column addition to 3 numbers, first arranging them correctly in columns and adding smaller numbers, then moving on to the use of carry digits, including carrying more than one ten. For example: 56 + 74 + 49. Hide

Column subtraction of TU - TU
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Learn the principle of exchanging with 2 digit minus 1 digit number subtractions, first looking at blocks, then putting numbers into columns. For example, 61 – 8. Learn to subtract 2 digit minus 2 digit numbers with exchanging, first by using blocks, then by just using columns. For example, 73 – 47. Hide

Column subtraction of HTU - TU
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Learn to subtract 3 digit minus 2 digit numbers with exchanging, first by using blocks, then by just using columns, progressing to examples which involve exchanging more than once in one subtraction. For example, 703 – 47. Hide

Column subtraction of HTU - HTU
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Learn to subtract 3 digit minus 3 digit numbers with exchanging, in columns, working with progressively more difficult subtractions, using exchanging more than once in one subtraction. For example, 703 – 479. Hide

Dividing by 2, 5 and 10 with remainders
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Learn to divide with remainders in answers, starting by carrying out divisions pictorially, then moving on to just using numbers. Work through dividing by 10 separately, then practise with a random mixture of dividing by 2, 5 and 10. Hide

Dividing by 2, 4 and 8 with remainders
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Learn to divide with remainders in answers, starting by carrying out divisions pictorially, then moving on to just using numbers. Work through dividing by 4 and 8 separately, then practise with a mixture of dividing by 2, 4 and 8. Hide

Camp 4: Fractions
1/8s and equivalents
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Look at equivalents to 1/8s, both in pictorial form as a fraction wall and by working them out numerically, then practising by putting in a missing numerator. Hide

Find simple fractions
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Learn to find simple fractions by learning to multiply by the numerator and divide by the denominator. Start with finding fractions that only have 1 as the numerator and whole number answers. For example: 1/7 of 84 = 12. Hide

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Summer Schools open from 1st July until 30th September.