St Francis' Maths Curriculum
Leaders: Mrs B Pickett
Governor: Mr Bowes
Our Maths Intent
High-quality mathematical teaching is an entitlement for all pupils, regardless of their starting points or their prior experiences of maths or number. We check for children's retained knowledge and skills on entry and use this information to maximise teaching and learning.
Our curriculum consists of 9 key areas:
In every area above, children learn how to fluently apply their knowledge of methods to a range of calculations. This is then applied to a variety reasoning and problem-solving questions as the unit progresses allowing children to develop their mathematical skills.
Teachers plan a sequence of lessons following the White Rose Maths small steps approach. This is supplemented with:
To prepare children for the Multiplication Tables Check at the end of Year 4, LKS2 pupils also have times tables rapid recall practice most days.
All of KS2 are given multiplication tables as part of homework, this is tested on a weekly basis in each class, with results recorded in homework books for parents and carers.
Enabling children to know more and remember more
We have planned what we want our children to know by the end of each academic year. Staff use a range of assessment methods to check what children have remembered before introducing new knowledge and providing learning opportunities that will help children build their knowledge and skills as mathmaticians.
Teachers assess the knowledge and skills children have developed in lessons and use termly gaps analysis from 'Showy-off Week' NFER assessments. This allows them to make sure knowledge and skills that individual children have not retained can be included in their lesson planning.
In Y6 children complete KS2 SATS, the results are reported on the Key Information / Ofsted and Performance page of our website. Click here.