Numeracy Live Lesson 3 - KS2 / First & Second Level

In this lesson, Chris Johnson and Live Lessons' own Mrs Vee are hiking up Maths Mountain and using subtraction to help them get back down.

With guest interviews from Mountain Rescue, they be explore subtraction with and without exchanging, and how this can be done mentally.

This series of weekly Live Lessons for Autumn 2020, is designed to support children in catching up on literacy and numeracy as they return to school after lockdown.

Each week, we published two lessons, one for KS1/First Level and one for KS2/First & Second Level. The lessons are designed for use in the classroom, but are also suitable to be used at home should schools be closed again.

Please note that this lesson was published in 2020 and we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

Curriculum Links

Children will be encouraged to:

  • subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition where appropriate
  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation
  • add and subtract numbers mentally
  • solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

Supporting resources from Twinkl

This Live Lesson is supported by free teaching resources from Twinkl. Download today using the links below:

Related links:

BBC Teach Live Lessons - 2021/2022
BBC Teach Live Lessons for primary schools
Numeracy Live Lesson 2 for 7-11 year-olds