The new 2014 National Curriculum for maths has brought about changes which include a greater emphasis on problem solving and encouraging the children to develop mathematical fluency and reasoning.As a result we have reviewed our policies and methodology which are now available on the school website; bringing them into line with higher expectations.
Lessons are now planned over two weeks with elements of problems solving, reasoning and data handling integrated into the work.
From Year One to Year Six the children will be taught from the following skills:
-Number and place value
-Addition and subtraction
-Shapes, patterns and symmetry
-Patterns in number
-Multiplication and division
-Fractions, decimals and percentages
-Position, movement and angles
Learning is challenging and progressive over the year and we plan so lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of children within the class or set.
How can you help?
Children flourish when they feel confident and supported. Knowledge of multiplication tables is crucial, as this can be applied across many elements of the maths curriculum. It helps to make the children’s calculations more accurate and efficient. Please work with your child on ‘quick recall of facts’ and on the different games which can be provided by their class teacher. By Year Four the expectation is for children to know their tables up to the 12’s.
Please take a look at the video of children showing their method of calculation for division (more examples will be added to shortly). They will guide you through the methods used to teach them at school, therefore enabling you to help.
Please enjoy sharing maths with your child at any opportunity. Show them how good you are and encourage them to be proud of their knowledge and skills.