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Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School

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At the start of Year 5 children should be able to:

  • subtract numbers mentally, including:
    • a three-digit number and 1s
    • a three-digit number and 10s
    • a three-digit number and 100s
  • subtract numbers with up to 4 digits, using written column methods
  • estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
  • solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex subtraction

During year 5 children will develop:

  • Subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits.