Published this week are new pages on adding three fractions, which cannot be done without using equivalence. There is certainly a lot of fraction work to cover in Year 5 and understanding equivalence is still a crucial aspect of this as children will be expected to identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction (e.g. four sixths is equivalent to two thirds). It is also important that children in Year 5 already have a good understanding of equivalent fractions so that they can use their knowledge to add and subtract fractions.
Our latest set of pages involve adding three fractions with denominators that are multiples of the same number (e.g. add three fifths, one fifth and four tenths).