At Ox Close, we see Mathematics as a life skill, which the children need to develop throughout their time with us. As such, we place great emphasis on helping all of our children to become number confident and able to enjoy the challenge and need for perseverance that Maths presents.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
The content of the mathematics curriculum is divided into 10 parts, although younger years do not cover all parts:
- Number, Place value, Rounding, Approximation & Estimation
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Geometry – Properties of Shapes
- Geometry – Position, Direction and Movement
- Ratio and Proportion
Throughout the above content, children are focused on ‘Using and Applying’ throughout; children use the skills and knowledge they have gained in solving practical problems independently and with others to both learn and develop mathematical concepts. For each topic taught, our system ensures that the children are fluent with the method, before moving on to reasoning and problem solving activities.
Children undertake 5 sessions of Maths per week including Mental Maths and the practicing of Times Tables – children are expected to know all their Times Tables by Year 4. In addition, just as the English curriculum is embedded across all subjects, so is Maths. From the collection analysis of data in science experiments, to the use of angles in controlling floor robots in computing, to simple counting in music – Maths sits centrally at the heart of our curriculum alongside English.
Look at the link below which detail the National Curriculum by Year Group for Maths.
Here are our Yearly Overviews for Maths:
Here are our Medium Term Plans for Maths:
If you require any more information about how we teach Maths in school then please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Phillips or Mrs Payne our Maths leads.