Focus on Food: Numeracy Lower KS2

Inspire your pupils to focus on food, and improve their Maths skills at the same time!

Years: 3, 4

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 8

Subject: Maths

Resource Overview

Not only is cooking fun and a fantastic life skill, it’s an essential requirement of the new national curriculum for all primary school pupils.

These fantastic resources from Focus on Food show how elements of Maths can be delivered in a hands-on and engaging way, when linked with cooking activities. With a range of brilliant lesson ideas focusing on different mathematical areas, from statistics and multiplication to angles and proportion, these activities are a great way to spark children’s interest in food and develop numeracy skills at the same time.

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Resource Assets


Focus on Food: Numeracy

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.
    • Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.
    • Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.
    • Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn.
    • Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.
    • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
    • Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.