In KS1 and KS2 we follow the White Rose 2.0 scheme of learning for maths which includes every objective from the Primary National Curriculum (2014) and breaks each unit down into small steps. The scheme of learning for each year group can be found in the documents below.
In Early Years, pupils will learn through structured play and activities based on meeting their early learning goals and they use the Hamilton Trust. More formal learning styles will ensure pupils are ready for transition to Key Stage One.
The children will work within their year group expectations when possible but will be stretched through reasoning questions and problem solving. The children will not be taught content from the year above.
We have a whole school policy for the teaching of maths and a policy for the teaching of calculations to ensure consistency across classes and year groups. This can be found below.
We place great importance on the ability to recall number facts, including the multiplication tables, doubles and halves and number bonds. In Year 1, children would typically know number bonds to 10; this would rise to 20 in Year 2, and 100 in Year 3.
From 2020 Year 4 children will be expected to know all times table facts and will be expected to sit the times table test. More information about this test can be found below.
Times tables are also learned through regular practice - 2x, 5x and 10x in Year 2, 3x, 4x and 8x in Year 3 and 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x in Year 4. In Years 5 - 6, children revise their times tables to keep the facts secure. The learning of number facts means children are more confident with written calculation. Please encourage your child to learn and quicken their pace of their times tables by using TimesTable Rockstars. This can be played on both androids/laptops. Every child has a log on. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need the username and password confirming.
To ensure your child is ready for the next year group, please work regularly on the non-negotiables below.
The maths leader in school is Mrs Routledge. If you have any comments, concerns or questions about maths in school, do come and see him or ask your child's class teacher.