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.
At Godwin Primary School we believe that children should be encouraged to see mathematics as a mental and spoken language with recording as a written ‘record’ of these processes. Across the school, the emphasis is on children working mentally with the use of concrete and structured apparatus such as ‘Numicon’ and ‘Base Ten’ materials to support their understanding. This is further developed using models and images, such as empty number lines and informal jottings and diagrams. Children are continually encouraged to discuss their thinking and explain their methods to others using the appropriate vocabulary which continues as written methods are introduced and consolidated.
Our medium term plans for each year group are based on the National Curriculum expected standards for each year group and delivered using a range of age-appropriate resources including the ‘Busy Ant’ materials. They are designed to be flexible and facilitate in-depth learning as well as providing opportunities for consolidation. There is a strong emphasis on children learning all the addition and subtraction number facts within 20, and the multiplication and division tables for 1 to 12 incorporated into the curriculum and we welcome your support in encouraging your child to work on this at home.
The medium term plans for Maths can be accessed below.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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