Intent of our Maths Curriculum At Hunnyhill Primary School, we strive to develop children holistically, enabling them to be ready to experience, understand and change the world around them. We understand the importance of mathematics and how, with a firm foundational knowledge of mathematics, a child is equipped with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world that they live in. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to understand and manipulate numbers and mathematical concepts fluently. Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.

 

Our maths curriculum intent for all children:

  • To foster a positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and attractive part of the curriculum, which is integral to their own lives.

  • To develop the ability to think clearly and strategically, with confidence, flexibility and independence of thought.

  • To develop a deeper understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry, problem solving and reasoning.

  • To develop an understanding of the connections, patterns and relationships within the different domains of mathematics.

  •  To develop the ability to apply knowledge, skills and ideas in real life contexts outside the classroom, and become aware of the uses of mathematics in the wider world.

  •  To develop an ability and inclination to work both alone and cooperatively to solve mathematical problems.

  •  To develop personal qualities such as resilience, independent thinking, cooperation and self confidence through a sense of achievement and success.

  • To have a firm foundational and conceptual knowledge of key mathematical concepts.

  • To have fluent recall of the mathematical facts for their year group.

Policies

Maths Policy

Calculation Policy

Maths Year Group information

How can I support Maths learning at home?

In Early Years and in Key Stage 1, we aim to develop children’s foundational knowledge of the number system and number bonds. Websites to support this are:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/

 

Activities that you could do at home are:

  • Counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens.

  • Counting the amount of a certain object and questioning ‘what is one more, what is one less?’ etc.

  • Singing maths nursery rhymes

  • Learning to tell the time on a clock (o clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to)

  • Recognising coins and notes and using these to pay for items when shopping

 

In years 3 and 4 there is a large curriculum focus on children learning their times tables. Websites to support this are:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Activities that you could do at home are:

  • Counting forwards and backwards in steps of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

  • Learning to tell the time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock

  • Learning to tell the time on digital clocks

  • Recognising coins and being able to add and subtract amounts of money and working out the change needed.

 

In years 5 and 6 children need a secure understanding of the number system and mental fluency with the patterns in our number system with numbers up to 10,000,000. A secure understanding of times table facts and their related division facts will enable them to access almost every other mathematical domain, including geometry, statistics, fractions, algebra and ratio and proportion. All of the previously mentioned websites and activities will consolidate this.

 

One website that supports the understanding of all domains in upper key stage 2, as well as links to YouTube videos demonstrating how to answer each SATS-style question, is:

https://woodboroughschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/KS2-Ultimate-3-in-1-Organiser-2017-Maths-SATs.pdf

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