The National Curriculum states, ‘A high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world; the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.’
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and develop conceptual understanding
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry
- can solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge and skills
At Stratford-sub-Castle CE Primary School mathematics is taught discretely and as part of cross curricular activities that encourage children to make connections in their learning.
We use White Rose as our main scheme of work across the school and use Abacus as a supplementary resource. An important aspect of the mathematics curriculum at Stratford-sub-Castle school is mastery. Regular opportunities are provided to the children, such as activities from nrich and ncetm, to widen and deepen their mathematics understanding.
Each maths booklet is named after a different planet and is stuck in back of Spelling Books. The aim of the booklets is for the children to be able to recall number, measure and geometry facts quickly and without thinking. This means being able to say multiplication tables in about 20 seconds and to recall isolated times table facts immediately.
Children need to know all times tables in order before moving on to mixed up, then know all mixed up before recall. Sticker will be given for every times table ‘star’.
Inside the booklet are the other number, measure and geometry facts your child needs to know. As parents please tick and initial the boxes 3 times (1 tick/initial = 1 box) to verify your child is able to recall the maths facts being focussed on.
Here is our Calculation Policy – Calculation Policy