Maths equips pupils with a powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include fluency, logical reasoning, problem solving and the ability to think in abstract ways.
We believe understanding the number system, fluency and automaticity should underpin the maths curriculum. Without these basic skills, pupils cannot deepen their understanding or learn to reason and problem solve. Therefore, we practise the fundamentals daily and revisit previous learning regularly to commit to long term memory.
Maths Statement of Intent
Our long-term aim is to produce an ambitious, connected curriculum accessible to all pupils. We are committed to fostering an enthusiasm for maths and for every child to develop a sound understanding which equips them with the skills they need in life beyond school. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning.
Maths is taught daily using the ‘White Rose’ scheme and a wide range of other resources including online platforms SumDog and Times Tables Rockstars. We want our pupils to explore, question, trial, spot patterns, generalise and solve problems but we recognise that basic understanding of number, fluency of factual recall and fluency of mathematical procedures is an important prerequisite. As such, we address the teaching of arithmetic, fluency and recall systematically and regularly.
Counting and ordering
Place value, rounding, estimating
Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division
Shape and Movement
2D and 3D shapes
Lines and angles
Weight and mass
Area and volume
Tables, graphs and charts
It is really important that children learn their times tables, as they underpin all other areas of mathematics.
By the end of Year 4, children should know all their times tables up to 12x12 to gold standard.
Here are some useful websites to help your child practise their tables: