The aim of our Mathematics curriculum at Moseley Church of England Primary is to support every child to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and to develop the mathematical language and conceptual undertanding and skills necessary to reason and problem solve confidently.
The Mathematics National Curriculum can be found using this link: Mathematics National Curriculum KS1 and KS2
We support children to develop their conceptual understanding using the CPA approach. Children of all level of competence are encourages to use a range of concrete resources and develop their use of pictorial representations to support them to develop and share their understanding in our maths lessons.
Our Calculation Policies show how each operation is broken down into skills and show the different models and images that teachers might use to teach that concept. Our aim is to ensure that we use a consistent approach so that children develop their conceptual understanding of each operation rather than just learning to apply a procedural method.
|Addition and subtraction calculation policy||Multiplication and Division calculation policy|
Schemes of Learning
We teach the knowledge, understanding and skills from the National Curriculum for Mathematics using the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning. We aim to support children to understnad 'WHY?' rather than just 'HOW?' and focus on enabling children to develop their conceptual understanding of mathemematics rather than just teaching children to learn and apply arithmetic procedures.
Help for parents and carers
Here is a link to the White Rose Page where you will find more videos which may provide support for parents and carers to support their children with their mathematics at home.
The parent guides below will also provide additional information about some of the methods we use to teach maths in school. They also include resources which can be printed to create your own concrete resources at home:
|A guide to place value||A guide to subtraction||A guide to multiplication||A guide to division||A guide to fractions||A guide to algebra|
Times Table/Arithmetic Practice - Numbots / TT Rockstars
Every child in YR / KS1 has access to Numbots. Every child in KS2 has access to TT Rockstars. Your child should access this regularly to support their fluency and accuracy with number skills and their multiplication tables.
The following are the national curriculum expectations with regards to children learning their times tables:
- By the end of year R, all children need to learn their number bonds to 10,
- By the end of year 1, all children need to learn their number bonds to 10 and to 20.
- By the end of year 2, all children need to learn their 2x, 5x and 10x tables fluently.
- By the end of year 3, all children need to continue to practise their 2x, 5x and 10x tables but to also learn their 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x and 9x tables.
- By the end of year 4, all children need to consolidate their times tables and improve the speed of their recall and learn what the corresponding division facts are. For example, 7 x 6 = 42. Also 42 ÷ 7 = 6.
- Throughout Year 5 and 6, children need to practise and consolidate their knowledge of multiplication facts and the associated division skills – they need to maintain their speed and accuracy for both multiplication and division and then link this knowledge to areas such as finding fractions of amounts and working out percentages.
Our class teachers have recorded Maths parent workshop information sessions which you can find below: