The three main aims of the National Curriculum (2014) for mathematics are:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Since September 2015, all classes have been following the new national curriculum for mathematics. At Trinity, we are now using a mastery approach which enables children to spend longer on a particular concept in order to secure their understanding before moving on. Children are being given many opportunities to learn maths through more open-ended investigations and problem solving. In addition, we are helping the children to develop their reasoning skills through a range of strategies including ‘odd one out’, ‘what’s the same, what’s different?’ ‘always, sometimes, never’ and ‘POG’ (peculiar, obvious, general).
You can view these strategies from the link below.
As we progress through the year, there will be an increased focus on ensuring that all children develop a secure understanding of number sense, particularly in Early Years and Key Stage 1.
The structure of the maths curriculum in each year group can be found below. We have provided the long term curriculum map for each year group and then a more detailed break down of content, term by term. Spring and summer term content is to follow shortly.
Some parents have requested a matematics glossary in order to better understand the mathematical language that children are now using. A great glossary is provided below by the NCETM. Please be aware that this glossary covers all year groups from year 1 through to year 9 so any words that have KS3 next to them are not relevant to children in our school.
Long Term Curriculum Maps
Progression in Calculation Documents
The documents below detail the progression of teaching calculation at Trinity. They are grouped by addition and subtraction and multiplication and division as they are always taught together in order to make the string connections between them.
Autumm Term Breakdowns
Spring Term Breakdowns
Summer Term Breakdowns