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INTENT

At St Edward’s we want all children by the time they leave us to not only be numerate, but to be able to use their mathematical skills widely across other curricular areas and into daily life.

At St Edward’s we want to convey to our children that Mathematics is not confined to just acquiring mathematical skills, but most importantly it is about nurturing inquiring minds, stirring enthusiasm and appreciating curiosity.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

At St Edward’s children will learn mathematics through a mastery approach, which is deep, sustainable and achievable for all pupils, regardless of age, background or ability. They will have fluent knowledge and understanding of the number system with the ability to rapidly recall number facts, in addition to performing written and mental calculations efficiently. They will develop factual, conceptual and procedural fluency through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. Through the application of mathematical skills, they will solve real life problems, reason about mathematical concepts and make connections.

Maths is taught daily in each year group from Reception to Year 6. The delivery of maths is a whole-class mastery approach designed to spark curiosity and excitement to help nurture confidence in maths. We have aligned our maths curriculum with the National Curriculum. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking (the C-P-A approach). This helps children tackle concepts in a tangible and more comfortable way. Mathematical topics are taught in blocks, to enable the achievement of ‘mastery’ over time. Each lesson phase provides the means to achieve greater depth, with children who are quick to grasp new content being offered rich and sophisticated problems, as well as exploratory, investigative tasks. For those who may need more confidence or scaffolding in grasping concepts, this is provided through carefully targeted same-day intervention within lessons.

 

IMPACT

Maths sessions are sequenced carefully to develop and build upon mathematical knowledge and skills throughout pupils’ whole school journey. Lesson content is segmented into small steps, allowing pupils to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge, content and procedures related to each area of mathematical learning. Curriculum content is revisited, in order to deeply embed this into pupils’ understanding, allowing them to develop their fluency and recall.

Children receive support and extra challenge through ‘same day intervention’. This is in response to ongoing teacher assessment during lessons. There are assessment checks at the end of each unit, which allow teachers to identify pupils who are working below or above expectations and plan future content and interventions accordingly.

A calculation policy underpins the teaching of the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and clearly shows the concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches and progression in each strand of mathematics.

Our Maths curriculum helps achieve our vision of Life in all its fullness by:

Mind – giving children access to a curriculum that is challenging and aims high. Supporting children to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

Heart encouraging children to work together to discuss and solve problems. Providing children with the skills and knowledge to approach maths with confidence and independence.

Body – providing children with concrete resources and manipulatives to support their mathematical learning.

Spirit – developing a sense of awe and wonder about maths, the intricacy of mathematical patterns and interconnectivity with other areas of learning.

 

Our Calculation Policy, outlining how the four calculations are taught progressively through our school, can be found here.

Reception

Autumn Term

Unit 1-

Numbers to 5

 

Unit 2-

Sorting

Unit 3-

Comparing groups within 5

Unit 4-

Change within 5

Unit 5-

Time

Spring Term

Unit 6-

Number bonds within 5

Unit 7-

Numbers to 10

Unit 8-

Comparing numbers within 10

Unit 9-

Addition to 10

Unit 10-

Number bonds to 10

Unit 11-

Shape and Space

Summer Term

Unit 12-

Exploring Patterns

Unit 13-

Counting on and counting back

Unit 14-

Numbers to 20

Unit 15-

Numerical Patterns

Unit 16-

Measure

Year 1

Autumn Term

Unit 1-

Numbers to 10

Unit 2-

Part-whole within 10

Unit 3-

Addition and subtraction within 10 (1)

Unit 4-

Addition and subtraction within 10 (2)

Unit 5-

2D and 3D shapes

Unit 6-

Numbers to 20

 

Spring Term

Unit 7-

Addition within 20

Unit 8-

Subtraction within 20

Unit 9-

Numbers to 50

Unit 10-

Introducing length and height

Unit 11-

Introducing weight and volume

Summer Term

Unit 12-

Multiplication

Unit 13-

Division

Unit 14-

Halves and quarters

Unit 15-

Position and direction

Unit 16-

Numbers to 100

Unit 17-

Time

Unit 18-

Money

Year 1 Knowledge Organisers

Year 2

Autumn Term

Unit 1-

Numbers to 100

Unit 2-

Addition and subtraction (1)

Unit 3-

Addition and subtraction (2)

Unit 4-

Money

Unit 5-

Multiplication and division (1)

Spring Term

Unit 6-

Multiplication and division (2)

Unit 7-

Statistics

Unit 8-

Length and height

Unit 9-

Properties of shapes

Unit 10-

Fractions

Summer Term

Unit 11-

Position and direction

Unit 12-

Problem solving and efficient methods

Unit 13-

Time

Unit 14-

Weight, volume and temperature

 

Year 2 Knowledge Organisers 

 Year 3

Autumn Term

Unit 1- 

Place value within 1,000

Unit 2- 

Addition and subtraction (1)

Unit 3- 

Addition and subtraction (2)

Unit 4-

Multiplication and division (1)

Spring Term 

Unit 5-

Multiplication and division (2)

Unit 6-

Money 

Unit 7-

Statistics 

Unit 8-

Length 

Unit 9-

Fractions (1)

Summer Term 

Unit 10-

Fractions (2)

Unit 11-

Time 

Unit 12-

Angles and properties of shapes 

Unit 13-

Mass 

Year 3 Knowledge Organisers 

Year 4

Autumn Term

Unit 1-

Place value – 4-digit numbers (1)

Unit 2-

Place value – 4-digit numbers (2)

Unit 3-

Addition and subtraction

Unit 4-

Measure – perimeter

Unit 5-

Multiplication and

division (1)

Spring Term 

Unit 6-

Multiplication and division (2)

 

Unit 7-

Measure - area

Unit 8-

Fractions (1)

Unit 9-

Fractions (2)

Unit 10-

Decimals (1)

Summer Term

Unit 11-

Decimals (2)

 

Unit 12-

Money

Unit 13-

Time 

Unit 14-

Statistics

Unit 15-

Geometry - angles and 2D shapes 

Unit 16-

Geometry -

Position and direction 

Year 4 Knowledge Organisers

Year 5

Autumn Term

Unit 1-

Place value within 100,000

 

Unit 2-

Place value within 1,000,000

Unit 3-

Addition and subtraction

Unit 4-

Graphs and tables

Unit 5-

Multiplication and division (1)

Unit 6-

Measure – area and perimeter

Spring Term

Unit 7-

Multiplication and division (2) 

Unit 8-

Fractions (1)

Unit 9-

Fractions (2)

Unit 10-

Fractions (3)

Unit 11-

Decimals and percentages 

Summer Term

Unit 12-

Decimals 

Unit 13-

Geometry - properties of shapes (1)

Unit 14-

Geometry – properties of shapes (2)

Unit 15-

Geometry – position and direction

Unit 16-

Measure – converting units

Unit 17-

Measure – volume and capacity

Year 5 Knowledge Organisers

Year 6

 Autumn Term

Unit 1-

Place value within 10,000,000

Unit 2-

Four operations (1)

Unit 3-

Four operations (2)

Unit 4-

Fractions (1)

Unit 5- 

Fractions (2)

Unit 6-

Geometry – position and direction

Spring Term

Unit 7-

Decimals

Unit 8-

Percentages

Unit 9-

Algebra

Unit 10-

Measure – imperial and metric measures 

Unit 11-

Measure – perimeter, area and volume

Unit 12-

Ratio and proportion

Summer Term 

Unit 13-

Geometry - Properties of shapes 

Unit 14-

Problem solving

Unit 15-

Statistics

 Year 6 Knowledge Organisers