Our school for the 2014 National Curriculum for mathematics as a means of delivering the mathematics curriculum, based on four key principles:-
a dedicated mathematics lesson every day.
direct teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and groups including using I.C.T.
an emphasis on mental calculation.
carefully planned differentiation to enable each child to make good progress.
During Foundation Stage and KS1, pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 100 and beyond. They develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently in different settings. They learn about shape and space through practical activity which builds on their understanding of their immediate environment. They begin to grasp mathematical language, using it to talk about their methods and explain their reasoning when solving problems.
During K.S.2 pupils use the number system more confidently. They move from counting reliably to calculating fluently with all four operations. They always try to tackle a problem with mental methods before using any other approach. Pupils explore features of shape and space and develop their measuring skills in a range of contexts. They discuss and present their methods and reasoning using a wider range of mathematical language, diagrams and charts. .
For further details of objectives taught in each year group, please click on the National Curriculum where you can find class by class curriculum maps.