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Willow Bank Junior School

Maths

Maths is taught daily following the National Curriculum.  The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;
  • reason mathematically;
  • can solve problems.

 

Lower Key Stage 2:  Years 3 and 4

The principal focus of teaching in lower Key Stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value.  This should ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers.

 

Upper Key Stage 2:  Years 5 and 6

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper Key Stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers.  This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.

 

Programmes of Study

  • Number, place value and rounding
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry - properties of shape
  • Geometry - position and direction
  • Statistics
  • Algebra (Year 6)
  • Ratio and proportion (Year 6)
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