Mathematics Curriculum


This page is all about Mathematics and aims to provide information about:

  • The National Curriculum for Mathematics
  • Our Mathematics Curriculum

The National Curriculum says …

Mathematics is a creative and high-interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.  It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.  A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.

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National Curriculum for Mathematics

Our teaching of Mathematics and the expectations we have of children are underpinned by the Programmes of Study set out in the National Curriculum. You can view the National Curriuclum for Mathematics via the link below:

School Curriculum for Mathematics

In each year group, children will be taught:

  • to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice
  • to become familiar with increasing complex problems over time
  • to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry
  • to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down problems into smaller steps

The above are taught through discrete daily Mathematics sessions and through the application of mathematics skills in other subjects.

In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), the children will be taught:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement (including distance, time and money)
  • Geometry – properties of shapes
  • Geometry – position and direction (angles as a measure of turn)
  • Statistics (pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables)

In Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6), the children will be taught:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions, decimals (Y4) and percentages (Y5)
  • Measurement (including distance, time and money)
  • Geometry – properties of shapes
  • Geometry – position and direction
  • Statistics (graphs, timetables, charts, pie charts, mean average)
  • Algebra (Y5/6)
  • Ratio and Proportion (Y6)