All children in KS1 and KS2 follow the New National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014).
In Reception class the children follow The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014)
The aims of the New National Curriculum are to ensure that children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, are able to reason mathematically and solve problems.
Mathematics is essential in everyday life and it is important that children develop their mathematical skills to the full. At George Washington Primary School, we aim to provide the children with a mathematics curriculum and high quality teaching which will produce children who are numerate, independent, inquisitive and confident. Our aim is to provide them with a stimulating environment and adequate resources so that children can achieve their true potential. We want to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics which will stay with them throughout their lives.
The National Curriculum expectations are set out for each year group under the following areas:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition & Subtraction
- Multiplication & Division
- Geometry – properties of shapes
- Geometry – position & direction
- Ratio and Proportion (Y6 only)
- Algebra (Y6 only)
Cross Curricular Links
Subjects such as Geography, Science, Design & Technology and Computing provide opportunities to develop the children’s skills and knowledge e.g. interpreting data, drawing graphs, measuring and reading scales. This will help and support the children’s understanding of different concepts and see them being used in everyday contexts
We also make use of our on-site Forest School area to enrich the mathematics curriculum and develop real life problem solving skills.
Please see below for an overview of the Maths curriculum for each year group: