At St Stephen we have adapted our teaching to follow the mastery approach; building on our own questioning technique to enable the children to deepen their mathematical understanding.
Every child will:
- develop a love of mathematics by celebrating mistakes and taking risks.
- have the opportunity to revisit key mathematical concepts throughout each year to allow them to embed knowledge within their long-term memory.
- be able to discuss their understanding in maths, along with ask questions and offer solutions to problems to allow the deepening of skills.
- be able to apply mathematical thinking across the curriculum.
Please see the documents at the end of this page to learn about the full Maths Curriculum at our school.
In Nursery, children will learn to recite the numbers in order up to 10.They will sometimes be able to match numerals and quantities correctly and will show an interest in numbers and shapes in the environment. Children will be able to use some positional language.
In Reception, children are taught to recognise, create and describe patterns and use mathematical language to describe shapes. Children learn to estimate an amount of objects and check by counting, use the words 'fewer' and 'more' to compare sets of objects and say which number is one more than a given number. By the end of Reception, children will be able to count up to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or less than a given number. Children develop confidence in doubling and halving.
In Year 1, children learn to count, read and write numerals up to 100. They will learn to identify one more or one less than a given number and be able to recall number bond facts up to 20. Children will learn to add and subtract one digit numbers from numbers up to 20.
In Year 2, children will be able to recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit numbers and be able to count in steps of 2,3 ,5 or 10 from any given number up to 100. <, > and = signs will be used to compare and order numbers. Pupils will be able to read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words as well as being able to solve problems with addition and subtraction . They will be able to recall number facts up to 20 fluently and derive and use facts up to 100.
In Year 3, pupils will be able to compare and order numbers up to 1000. They will learnt o count in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100 and be able to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number. Children will be able to identify the place value of each digit in a three-digit number and be able to add and subtract them using formal written methods.
In Year 4, children will be taught to count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100 and be able to count and order numbers beyond 1000. They will be able to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 and solve number and practical problems. Children will develop their knowledge of numbers, including counting through 0 to include negative numbers. They will develop their understanding of adding and subtracting numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction. By the end of Year 4, pupils are expected to confident at recalling up the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.
In Year 5, children will explore numbers up to 1,000,000. They will be able to read, write, compare and order as well as determine the value of each digit. They will be able to round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. With increasing independence, children will solve number problems involving all 4 operations and use formal written methods for each. Mental strategies will be promoted and developed and children will be encouraged to develop their own strategies for quick mental recall.
In Year 6, children move onto larger numbers up to 10,000,000 and being able to determine the place value of each digit. They will be able to round any number to a required degree of accuracy. Pupils will be taught to multiply a 4 digit number by a 2 digit number and divide 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Children will be able to identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers and well as solving increasingly complex problems using all 4 operations.
The Wider Curriculum
Forest School Maths and Maths Day
Useful websites for Pupils and Parents/Carers
Please see the document links below for further information.