KEY SKILLS OF THE MATHS CURRICULUM
Rosary pupils will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, they will know and apply key skills and reason mathematically. Pupils will also solve problems across a range of contexts methodically and with resilience. Rosary pupils will have a secure and confident grasp in the fundamentals of maths. This conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge forms the foundations of all maths learning. This alongside the application of age appropriate key skills, and use of mathematical vocabulary, allows access to deeper understanding; therefore, making purposeful connections between areas of maths and other subjects.
Numeracy skills are taught to all year groups every day in both direct lessons and discreetly across the curriculum. Pupils are taught a variety of topics based on key objectives. These objectives are taken from the National Curriculum (see link below for the National Curriculum).
Our maths teaching :
We start all lessons with a recap/assessment of pupils prior knowledge and understanding using the DfE Ready to Progress Guidelines. If pupils are secure in previous learning we can then build on this foundation with a series of small steps. We continually visit prior learning, from long and short term memory, to ensure that Rosary pupils remember more, know more and learn more. We also use sentence stems and highlight selected vocabulary to help scaffold pupil learning. An end of unit quiz is completed to further support teacher assessments and outcomes are used to inform planning. Pupils that are at risk of not meeting age-related outcomes receive additional maths intervention.
Children use a range of written methods for completing addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Many of the methods the children use may be different to the ones that many adults were taught at school. Please refer to the school calculation policy and numeracy policy, below, to view methods being used.
Timetables and Homework
Please support your child’s learning – help them to learn all their timetables. This is what is expected:
Year Group Facts For
Reception Count in 2,5,10
Year 1 X2, X5, X10
Year 2 X2, X5, X10, X3, X4
Year 3 X2, X5, X10, X3, X4, X6, X8
Year 4 All tables up to 12 x 12
Year 5 Consolidation of times and division facts
Year 6 Consolidation of times and division facts
Pupils will receive weekly numeracy homework. Pupils in years 1-6 also have access to an online teaching tool Rockstar Timetables . Pupils log on with their own usernames. Please see the class teacher for further advice.