Children in Years 1 to 6 are taught a daily mathematics lesson. The curriculum is designed to enable children to work confidently with a range of mathematical concepts. The learning content is arranged into the following areas:
The specific objectives for each year group can be viewed by clicking on the links below. These objectives represent the aspiration for each child's achievement by the end of the academic year. Within some classes there may be children working below the expectations for their year group. Where this is the case, the school will be working to help the child to catch up with their peers. Where children have demonstrated a good grasp of the objectives for their year, the school will be working to deepen their understanding so that they can apply this knowledge in a range of problem solving contexts.
The mathematics curriculum does not stand in isolation and teachers seek out opportunities for children to apply their knowledge in real life contexts and across other areas of the curriculum. For example, cooking provides many opportunities for children to measure whilst a science investigation will allow them to record and present statistics.
If you would like any further information about the way mathematics is taught please speak with your child's class teacher or our mathematics leaders, Miss Holland and Miss Ward.
The school has developed a clear policy for teaching mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to ensure that these are taught in a consistent and progressive way across the school.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) provide lots of useful information and resources relating to the curriculum and how children's mathematical development progresses. Some parts of the site require you to register to access them but it is free to register.
The NCETM also have a You Tube channel where there are many clips which demonstrate how different mathematical concepts and ideas are taught. Whilst it is possible to teach most concepts in a variety of ways, these clips provide a good overview for anyone who may not have stepped into a primary classroom recently.