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Age: 10 - 11 Years - Preparing for secondary
The Owls Summer School includes some Arithmetic that a confident child aged 10–11 would expect to have encountered by the end of School Year 6 . The material is grouped according to the new National Curriculum Attainment Targets for Year 6 and goes on to cover material that will be encountered in the first year of Secondary school.

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 Owls Summer School , your child will explore 5 Maths Camps:

Camp 1: Understanding Numbers
Triangular number sequence
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Learn what triangular numbers are by looking at the appropriate number of counters arranged as triangles, then starting to learn the sequence of numbers, looking at how to work out the next number numerically, without using pictures. Hide

Fibonacci sequence
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Look at the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, learning how to work out what the next number is. Relate the Fibonacci sequence to aspects of nature, first looking at a pictorial version of the sequence, Fibonacci squares. Hide

Add and subtract in the context of negative numbers
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Learn to add and subtract using negative numbers, first by starting with a single digit number and adding or subtracting a two digit number, then starting with a two digit number and adding or subtracting a two digit number. For example: 5 – 19 = -14, then 25 – 39 = -14. Learn to use a 2-step approach of adding or subtracting to zero first, then carry out the second part of the calculation. Hide

Camp 2: Knowing Number Facts
Square roots
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Learn about square roots: what they are and how they are written and link to times table and particularly square number knowledge. For example, knowing 4 x 4 = 16 relates to √16 = 4. Work on instant knowledge of the first 12 square roots through practice. Hide

Cube numbers
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Learn what cube numbers are, encouraging an understanding of starting with square numbers to reach cube numbers. Learn the sequence of the first 12 cube numbers and be able to put in any missing cube numbers. Hide

Camp 3: Calculations
Long multiplication of 3 digit x 3 digit numbers
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Multiply 3 digit x 3 digit numbers in columns, without carry digits, next carrying tens and then with any carry digits. Briefly review grid multiplication and also look at estimating multiplications as a form of checking answers. Practise both without and with carry digits. Hide

3 digit ÷ by 2 digit numbers
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Learn to divide 3 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers, using the long division draw-down method, starting with whole number answers and then moving on to answers with remainders. Also look at chunking as a division method and how to check division answers with multiplication. Practise on a mixture of division questions. Hide

4 digit ÷ by 2 digit numbers
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Learn to divide 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers, using the long division draw-down method, starting with whole number answers and then moving on to answers with remainders. Also look at chunking as a division method and how to check division answers with multiplication. Practise on a mixture of division questions. Hide

2 digit ÷ 2 digit numbers with decimal answers
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Learn to divide 2 digit numbers, working into decimal places to get exact answers, rather than whole numbers with remainders. Develop understanding of the remainder also being divided out, encouraging quick identification of easy decimal answers. For example: 18 ÷ 4 = 4 R 2 or 4.5, because of knowledge that 0.5 = 2/4. Work initially with answers that have 1 decimal place, then answers with 2 decimal places. Hide

3 digit ÷ 2 digit numbers with decimal answers
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Learn to divide 3 digit numbers, working into decimal places to get exact answers,
rather than whole numbers with remainders. Develop understanding of the remainder also being divided out, encouraging quick identification of easy decimal answers.
Work initially with answers that have 1 decimal place, then 2 decimal places and
finally 3 decimal places, practising a mixture of these. Hide

Long division by 3 digit numbers
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Learn to divide by 3 digit numbers, using long division draw-down method, starting
with dividing 4 digit numbers, such as 9984 ÷ 416 = 24, then moving onto dividing 5
digit numbers, such as 61116 ÷ 132 = 463.Hide

Camp 4: Fractions
Cancelling fractions
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Learn about cancelling fractions to their lowest or simplest form, by finding the Highest Common Factor for the numerator and denominator. Practise finding the lowest form of fractions. Hide

Add and subtract fractions with LCD
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Learn to add and subtract fractions with different denominators, by first finding the Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) and converting fractions to these, before carrying out the addition or subtraction. Finally, learn to put answers into their lowest form. Hide

Add and subtract mixed numbers
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Learn to add and subtract mixed numbers (numbers with a whole number part and a fraction part), using pictures of pizzas to help understanding and finding the Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) in order to convert fractions. Progress to working numerically, ensuring that answers are fully converted to mixed numbers, with no improper fractions included, exchanging for whole numbers wherever necessary. Hide

Find improper fractions of whole numbers
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Use fractions, with numerators bigger than the denominators, as 'operators' of both multiplication and division, reducing to lowest forms if necessary, with mixed number answers where appropriate. Hide

Multiply fractions
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Learn to multiply 2 proper fractions, multiplying the numerators, then the denominators and cancelling to the simplest form if necessary. Look at a fraction multiplication in pictorial form to help understanding of why the answer is smaller than the fractions started with. Hide

Camp 5: Percentages
Finding percentages using a calculator
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Learn to use a calculator to find more difficult percentages of amounts. Work through using the equivalent fraction to the percentage to multiply by, as well as learning to use the % button on a calculator. For example: 71.59% x 382.4 = 273.76016 Hide

Price increases as percentages
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Extend finding percentages to finding percentage increases in relation to money. Work through finding percentages of money and then adding to the original amount, to reach the total price after the increase. For example: £35 with a price increase of 5% will give £36.75 as the new price. Hide

Price decreases as percentages
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Extend finding percentages to finding percentage decreases in relation to money. Work through finding percentages of money and then subtracting from the original amount, to reach the new, reduced price. For example: £460 with 30% off will give £322 as the new price. Hide

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