Maths Curriculum

Mathematics Curriculum at All Saints.

The teaching of Maths develops children’s maths skills throughout the year by revisiting key elements of maths thinking and understanding.

The Maths Year at All Saints

 Term Mathematical   thinking Content Autumn   Term Number senseAdditive reasoningMultiplicative reasoningGeometric reasoning Each year group will have specific   age related content to develop mental arithmetic and number functions(+/-/x/÷) times tables and shape, spaces and  measures(including telling the time   and in KS2 understanding Roman Numerals)Maths SummaryClick here for the full Maths Curriculum from the DFE Spring   Term Number senseAdditive reasoningMultiplicative reasoningGeometric reasoning Summer   Term Number senseAdditive reasoningMultiplicative reasoningGeometric reasoning

To develop understanding in mathematics it is necessary to make connections and links to previous learning and existing understanding. Mathematics can be experienced through contexts, language, mathematical images/pictures and symbols.

The framework is built around four themes: number sense, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning and geometric reasoning. These themes make clear connections between areas of mathematics, encouraging children to use what they know and understand rather than treating each area of maths as separate and unconnected.

Number Sense – this theme is about understanding our number system, starting with counting numbers and building on this understanding to include negative numbers, fractions and decimals. The focus is on building an understanding of how our numbers work and fit together and includes exploring place value, comparing and ordering numbers and rounding and applying this understanding in different contexts. Understanding our number system underpins calculation, and in each year group, blocks on additive reasoning and multiplicative reasoning are usually preceded by a block on number sense which explores understanding necessary for the following calculation block.

Additive Reasoning – this theme is about all aspects of understanding addition and subtraction. The focus is on understanding addition and subtraction together and the relationship between them, and using this understanding to solve problems in different contexts, including measures and statistics. The expectation is that children of all ages appropriately choose and use number facts, understanding of place value and different methods (starting with counting and mental methods and developing into mental and written methods), explaining their decision making and justifying their solutions.

Multiplicative Reasoning – this theme is about all aspects of understanding multiplication and division including fractions. The focus is on understanding multiplication and division together and the relationship between them, clearly connecting to this an understanding of fractions both as operators, e.g. the equivalence between dividing by five and multiplying by a fifth, and the outcome of divisions, e.g. understanding 3 4 4 5 ¾. This understanding is used to solve problems in different contexts, including measures and statistics. The expectation is that children of all ages appropriately choose and use number facts, understanding of place value and different methods (starting with counting and mental methods and developing into mental and written methods), explaining their decision making and justifying their solutions.

Geometric Reasoning – this theme is about all aspects of understanding shape and space and includes application of understanding of number and calculation. The focus is on understanding properties of shapes and the relationship between them, using this understanding to solve problems including problems related to measures (perimeter, area and volume), and understanding movement within space. The expectation is that children of all ages appropriately choose and use facts and understanding, explaining their decision making and justifying their solutions.

The framework is arranged into 14 sequences for each year group, each with a suggested length of either two or three weeks. Each of the four themes is visited at least three times each year, apart from multiplicative reasoning in KS1, which is visited twice. The sequences in KS1 are aligned and the sequences in KS2 are aligned.

To support teaching and learning in Mathematics All Saints uses the ‘Rising Stars’ Maths materials.

We also support maths in school and through homework through the ‘My Maths’  website.

Basic Curriculum Coverage for Mathematics
This document will outline the basic requirements for Maths in each year group. However it is not a check list or assessment tool
Calculation Policy 2015
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