The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- are able to reason mathematically
- can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
At St. Osmund’s, these skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.
Our curriculum is a progressive spiral curriculum, allowing the learning to be spaced out and distributed, meaning skills and mathematical knowledge is constantly rehearsed and revisited so that children become fluent in their application. Every Maths lesson starts with a fun activity where children rehearse fundamental mathematical skills they have learned before. This constant revisiting and practising of skills allows our children to embed learning and make secure progress.
Additionally, our progressive curriculum allows children to be taught and challenged at their specific level. Through precise questioning in class, teachers assess children’s understanding and determine next steps which they then address through delivering well-crafted and prepared lessons so that all children achieve highly and close gaps rapidly.
|YEAR 4 LONGTERM PLAN
We have included our Calculation Policies below to help you as you support your child's learning at home. The way we teach calculation strategies may well be different to your own experience - we hope these documents are of use and clarify the way these key skills are taught here at St Osmund's.