If you require any additional information regarding the curriculum other than that stated below, Skills Booklets are available from the school office which show all the objectives that children will be taught in all year groups for each subject. These booklets will be sent out at the start of each academic year.
Additionally, you can find the National Curriculum at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview or ask for a copy from the school office.
Mathematics also starts before children come to school, with numbers on house doors, counting steps or stairs, recognising the difference between cylinders (tins) and cuboids (packets of cereals) while helping to pack the shopping away in the cupboards. Children learn about the four rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), and about measurement, shape, space and algebra. A good grasp of mental mathematics is essential before children can effectively learn written methods of calculation, and we ask parents to help children practise their basic number facts and multiplication tables at home from the earliest opportunity. Your child’s teacher will suggest which are the appropriate facts for your child to learn.
We use a practical approach to teaching mathematics, giving children opportunities to work mentally, investigate situations, solve problems and handle numbers with confidence.
We want children to enjoy mathematics and experience success. As well as formal teaching, children will take part in investigations and use ICT to support their learning. By the time they reach the middle to later primary stages, children will be using highly sophisticated, personalised computer programmes to further enhance their mathematical understanding.