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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Spring 1

Fractions and Decimals


This half-term, we are learning to:

  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1 (including on a number line)
  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions and decimals including in different contexts
  • Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375 and 38 )
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (e.g. 14 x 12 = 18 )
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers (e.g. 13 ÷ 2 = 16 )
  • Solve problems involving fractions
  • Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy


We will then use our knowledge to solve reasoning and problem solving questions.




Answer the following questions.

Bring your answers into class to receive a reward.


1. Karen makes a fraction using two number cards. She says, ‘My fraction is equivalent to 12 . One of the numbers is 6.’ What could Karen’s fraction be? Give two possible answers.

2. Is 4/9 greater than 1/3 ? How do you know?

3. Add together 2 3/4 and 1 5/6 .

4. Subtract 3 1/3 from 5 4/5 .