At Easton Primary School all our learners experience a maths curriculum that is based on the shared belief that Maths should start as concrete, visual learning and only becomes abstract once the child has a solid understanding of the concept being taught. Every year group has key end of year expectations based on the statements from the new National Curriculum for Mathematics which teachers share with pupils and parents to ensure that pupils get the maximum support possible as well as being able to take ownership of their own progress. This is further enhanced by the school being committed to providing regular maths information sessions with parents to keep them fully up to date with what their child is learning in maths and how they are learning it.
Continuously increasing pupils knowledge of mathematical operations, formulae and rules are seen as key factors in learning mathematics at this school and equally important is the application of this knowledge in solving real life scenarios to boost pupil's motivation and understanding of the importance of maths in our daily lives. We aim to ensure that our children are confident mathematicians who can reason, apply their knowledge and persevere in maths challenges to reach the solution. Teachers use The Power of Maths and White Rose frameworks to support the learning of pupils in our school.
How do we learn our times tables?
Each year group has a particular expectation when it comes to the Times Tables (see Year Group Expectations) at Easton we believe that a child should not only be able to recall the multiplication facts but also the division facts for that particular times table. Children embed these number facts at home using Times Table Rockstars which is a fantastic online resource for children and parents!
Areas of the mathematical curriculum
The children will experience a range of topics within the mathematical curriculum and advance their understanding each time they come across the subject. Each subject is taught yearly from year 1 until year 6. These include:
- Properties of shape
- Position and direction
- Ratio and Proportion
- Number and place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division