Mathematics in Key Stage 1 and 2 is taught in either class or streamed ability groups, five times a week. In Years 5 and 6, mental maths is taught separately, at least once a week, inclusive of the five Maths lessons.
Lessons are structured with a clear introduction, main activity and review and are planned to cover the main areas set out by the 2014 National Curriculum;
Number – Number and place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
Ratio and Proportion (Year 6)
Algebra (Year 6)
- Properties of shapes
- Position and Direction
Planning is differentiated to meet the needs of all children in the class, and teachers use the Collins ‘Busy Ants’ Maths scheme for their planning and resources.
Where appropriate, children will also receive extra intervention lessons based on the ‘Catch-Up™ Numeracy’ or 'Numbers Count' programmes.
All children have access to the ‘Mathletics’ website, where they can practise their Mathematics skills online and also complete homework set by their teacher. Parents and carers can also access the website in order to see their child’s progress.
Children in years 2-6 will also all receive a homework book at the beginning of the year which the teacher will use to set homework in each week. Homework will usually be set 1-2 times a week, but this may depend on the year group or teacher.
Please see the separate Maths and Calculation policies for more in-depth guidance on the teaching of Maths in our school.