At Easington Colliery Primary School, we are committed to providing a high-quality mathematics education which excites and engages all pupils. Our curriculum allows our pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics which then enables them to explain and reason mathematically by using and applying their understanding and continually building on their skills. Our pupils should take risks in their learning and challenge themselves. We endeavour to develop their ability to make connections within the mathematics programme of study, the whole school curriculum and the wider world. We aim to provide opportunities for our more able mathematicians to be stretched appropriately whist appropriate support and consolidation is built in as necessary.
In Key Stage 1 pupils will develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value and will to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, volume/capacity, time and money.
In Years 3 and 4, pupils will become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. They will develop their ability to solve accurately a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. By the end of Y4 they should be secure in their recall of their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 times table. They will develop their ability to identify, draw and describe shapes with increasing accuracy. They will also measuring-instruments with accuracy, making connections between measure and number.
In Years 5 and 6, pupils will extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers; develop their ability to make connections between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. They will consolidate and extend knowledge developed in number during their work on geometry and measures. They will classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and describe them with mathematical accuracy. By the end of year 6, pupils ought to be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.