Mathematics is studied in its own right because of its relevance to everyday life. It is the study of patterns and problems and has its own specific vocabulary, knowledge and skills.
Mathematics will be met by pupils across the curriculum in a variety of ways – through investigations, problem solving and using ICT. Pupils will study mathematics as part of a whole class, in small groups or individually. As a department, we aim to ensure that children are equipped with the mathematical skills needed to meet the demands of everday life in the modern world. We aim to make learning a fun and positive experience for all. Teachers use interactive whiteboards alongside hands-on resources to provide a visual and kinaesthetic approach. The Mymaths website is used as a teaching tool, as well as a wide variety of books and other resources.
At key stage 2, pupils have an hourly lesson every day. Homework tasks are set once a week to reinforce lesson content.
Across key stage 2 (years 5 and 6) the following content is covered:
- Place value
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Ratio and proportion
- Length, mass, capacity, time and money
- Conversions between measures
- Perimeter, area and volume
- Identifying 2D and 3D shapes and their properties
- Comparing and classifying shapes
- Position, direction and movement
- Interpreting, constructing and presenting data.
- Equations to find missing numbers
- Simple formulae.
Click the link to view the Year 5 Maths Milestones and see the programme of study and expectations for each pupil by the end of the year.
Click the link to view the Year 6 Maths Milestones and see the programme of study and expectations for each pupil by the end of the year.