At St. Andrew’s we follow the new National Curriculum for Maths. This places strong emphasis on quick re-call and efficient strategies for solving number problems. In EYFS and KS1 lessons have a strong practical element. We believe that Maths should have a ‘real life context’ and look to develop this where possible.
We have produced a detailed calculation policy which we encourage parents to read. This policy outlines the methods and strategies we use to teach various mathematical skills and knowledge. At St. Andrew’s our Maths curriculum covers the key areas of number, geometry, measure, data with an emphasis on using and applying (problem solving) throughout all strands:
- Understanding of number and place value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Decimals, percentages, are introduced in Key Stage 2
- Ratio and proportion and algebra is introduced in Upper Key Stage 2
Geometry and Measures
- Properties of Shape (2-D, 3-D, angles)
- Position, Movement and motion (directions, co-ordinates, symmetry, reflections)
- Measure (standard units, time, money, area and perimeter)
Statistics (Handling Data)
- Collecting and sorting information
- Reading, creating and interpreting graphs
We follow the curriculum guidance from the local authority, which is in-line with the new requirements of the National Curriculum. This policy outlines the methods and strategies we use to teach various mathematical skills and knowledge.
NUMBER: Times Tables
Pupils are expected to know their times tables up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.
Y1 Children start learning it count in 2s, 5s and 10s
Y2 Children fluent in 2s, 5s,10s
Y3 Children fluent in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10
Y4 Children fluent up to 12 x 12
In Year 1 – Year 6 pupils will be given mathematical homework linked to their learning in class. Every child has a login to the secure website Mathletics and is expected to completed homework tasks set via Mathletics. Pupils will also be able to use the LiveMathletics option, which develops mental calculation skills.