- In school, we follow the National Curriculum (2014) and follow the ABBC progression map to support the effective progression of skills and knowledge across school.
- The calculation policy is used across school to ensure a consistent approach to teaching as the children progress through school.
- Practical resources are readily available in each classroom allowing children to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts through visual representations.
- Children are taught through clear modelling, and are encouraged to explore and demonstrate mathematical concepts using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.
- For each topic, children are taught and modelled the relevant vocabulary and sentence stems to enable them to talk about their learning and to reason mathematically.
- Reasoning and problem-solving activities are integral to the children’s learning in order to develop their mathematical thinking.
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 develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- 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
Multiplication Tables Check
From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, schools in England will be required to administer the online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.
To support the children with their multiplication practice we use ‘MathsShed’ which we promote children to also access at home. Each child has their own login, which can be found in their reading diary, and are allocated targeted assignments to enable them to progress at their own pace.