Focus on Food: Numeracy Upper KS2

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

Years: 5, 6

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 fractions and ratios to time, circumference and diameter, 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 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
    • Solve problems involving converting between units of time.
    • Identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360 degrees).
    • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents.
    • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
    • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
    • Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places.