We use the new national curriculum to deliver our mathematics curriculum.
At the heart of the mathematics curriculum is a drive for every child to gain a sound understanding of basic number skills. Each day children spend at least twenty minutes focusing on this area. Detailed progress statements for all areas of number show how mathematical concepts progress from Year 1 to Year 6. Each child is assessed against these and gaps in learning form the basis of intensive intervention so that crucial understanding is not missed. Children are also taught the skills and knowledge associated with all other mathematical attainment targets. These, as well as all areas of number, are then applied across the curriculum in the context of the topic.
A clear calculation policy ensures that children understand methods of computation and formal methods are taught as soon as children are ready. New concepts are first explored in the concrete, which lead to the visual and then to the abstract. By adhering to this methodology, children develop a secure understanding.
Children are supported in their learning by a mathematically rich learning environment and wide range of resources. These are used on a daily basis and ensure that all children demonstrate their understanding and the teacher assesses learning accurately.