At Kings Worthy Primary School, we want children to become fluent mathematicians, who can problem-solve and reason confidently, in a way that all children can experience success.
The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to plan a curriculum, which is accessible to all through careful lesson design and small steps.
We deliver lessons that are linked to the White Rose planning schemes, adapting these to suit the needs of the children in our classes and making them accessible to all through careful lesson design and small steps. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to the wider curriculum. As our pupils progress, we intend for our pupils to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically, have an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of curiosity about the subject.
The aims of our Mathematics curriculum are:
To ensure all children have secure knowledge and accuracy when recording number facts.
To help children to have a deep understanding of mathematics.
To enable all children to develop confidence and resilience in Mathematics.
To supply children with the tools to problem-solve in Mathematics and in real life.
To provide an environment where it is okay to make mistakes.
To develop children’s mathematical thinking, using practical resources and pictures to support their understanding.
To give children the confidence and vocabulary to explain their ideas clearly.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.
If you would like to find out more about what unit your child is working on, please use the relevant links below.
Additional information on White Rose can be found on their website:
Fluency & Number Facts
The national curriculum requires that children become fluent in mathematics. Although this includes being able to make links, knowing the most appropriate methods for the task at hand, and being able to apply skills to multiple contexts, it also includes having the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Therefore, each year group has a set of number facts that the children are required to become confident in, and be able to use and recall rapidly. If you would like to know more about what number facts your child will be working on and what you could work on at home, please use the relevant links below.
All children from Year 2 – 6 (and all of the teachers!) have a TTRockstars login which they can use at home and at school. Children can earn coins and points, send challenges to peers and teachers, and work as a team in group competitions.
Pupils from Year 1 – 6 have a Maths Shed login which can be used at school and at home to consolidate their learning. Maths Shed can also be used to set and submit homework quickly and easily online.
Parent Workshop 1: What we teach and how you can help at home