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 New 2014 Curriculum.
Our teaching Sequences: Teaching for Mastery
The objectives from our four areas of learning (Number sense, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning and geometric reasoning are arranged into dedicated blocks where pupils are taught key skills then encouraged to develop their reasoning skills. All year 1 -6 pupils have access to Rockstar Timetables, an online learning platform. Please ask the class teacher if you require log on details. Find out what the pupil are covering by looking at the year group overview at the end of this page.
IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the partial school closures 2020 and 2021 subsequent maths teaching and learning has been carefully amended in our Maths Recovery Curriculum. This has meant that we have had to use careful assessments and at times spend longer and revisit some topics to secure pupil understanding and also ensure that missed content has been covered. Although we use the WhiteRose maths as the basis staff use ongoing assessments and tracking of pupils to ensure pupils have firm foundations in their learning. This also follows the new non-statutory DfE guidance released in June 2020 which highlights core concepts in the national curriculum and demonstrates progression from year 1 to year 6. It also summarises the most important knowledge and understanding within each year group and important connections between these mathematical topics.
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 you 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.