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MATHS

Curriculum Overview

Children spend a minimum of an hour per day working on their mathematical skills and in KS2 an extra 15mins is allocated for Guided Maths. There are many different elements to maths which your child will cover over the course of a year. As your child progresses they will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their skills. All of these skills will be taught in a creative way, linked to year group topics, making use of the outdoors wherever possible. The White Rose Hub is used to support the planning of maths from Year 1-Year 6 and encourages children to develop their reasoning skills alongside the basic mathematical skills.

Each year group has end of year expectations for the curriculum and these are written as year group maths mats for each child. These are then broken down into units and can be found on our Half Termly Grids (saved in each year group). Our Progression of Skills outlines the way in which we teach calculation and how this progresses through the school.

We recognise that maths should be taught in a practical and meaningful way, linked to everyday life and therefore ensure that it is linked to our themes and our home learning.

PDF icon Numeracy progression of skills

PDF icon Maths mats 

PDF icon Foundation Stage maths

PDF icon KS1 Arithmetic Guidance 

PDF icon Years 1-6 Yearly Overview

PDF icon Maths Policy Statement 2018-19

Mathletics

As a school we use Mathletics to help improve basic skills for number and to reinforce learning at in school and at home. Tasks are set by the class teacher and then children are able to play against each other in live Mathletics.

Children can gain bronze, silver and gold certificates which are celebrated at school. Bronze and silver certificates are given out weekly by the teacher and gold certificates will be given out in Friday celebration assembly.

Each week the total points for each child/ class are analysed and house points are given for the children/ class who gain the most points in that week. The results of this are announced in assembly and can be found on the home learning display. Mathletics .

Times Tables

Children are expected to practise their times tables weekly as part of their home learning. They are then tested half termly. Each child can achieve a certificate—bronze (answer tables in order), silver (answer tables in any order) or gold (know the related division facts for the times tables).

Year group expectations are:

Year 1 - Number Bonds to 10 and 20 and count in 2, 5 and 10.

Year 2 - 2, 5, 10s times tables and count in 3s

Year 3 - 3 ,4 and 8 times tables

Year 4 - 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables

Year 5 - Continue to practice to 12 x 12 to increase fluency

Year 6 - Continue to practice to 12 x 12 to maintain fluency

The school have introduced a new programme to support the learning of times tables, called Times Table Rock Stars .

Time Teller of the day

Telling the time is an important skill that children learn throughout the curriculum. To help promote this within school, we have introduced a new initiative called ‘Time Teller of the Day’. The focus of this will be encourage children to become more confident at telling the time using an analogue clock.

The initiative has been introduced in each class, from Years 1-6. Two children are selected each day to be the ‘Time Tellers’. They are given a watch and lanyard to wear and adults

across the school prompt them to tell them the time. To help promote and reinforce this learning at home, children will bring home the watch on their day, so that they can continue to practise these skills.