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Mathematics

 

The mathematics curriculum in primary schools consists of the following strands:

  • Numbers and the number system
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions (including decimals and percentage)
  • Measure (including time)
  • Geometry
  • Shape and space
  • Statistics (data handling)
  • Algebra (only in Year 6)

At Belmont our aim is that each child should be able to think and solve problems mathematically by using the appropriate skills, concepts and knowledge. We provide rich and enjoyable experiences relating both to their individual needs and to the wider requirements of society. 

We aim for each child to:- 

  • Have a positive attitude towards mathematics. 
  • Have self-confidence in their ability to deal with mathematics. 
  • Be able to work systematically, co-operatively and with perseverance. 
  • Experience a sense of achievement regardless of age or ability. 
  • Understand the appropriate underlying skills, concepts and knowledge of number, measurement, shape, space and handling data. 
  • Be able to apply previously acquired concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding to new situations both in and out of school. 
  • Be able to communicate with peers and adults, ideas, experiences, questions, clearly and fluently, using the appropriate mathematical language. 
  • Be aware of the uses of mathematics beyond the classroom. 

For Parents/Carers to:-

  • Be actively involved in their children’s mathematical learning both in school and at home. 
  • Understand and support the school’s mathematics policy, calculations policy and scheme of work. 

To provide adequate time for developing numeracy skills each class teacher will provide a daily mathematics lesson. This may vary in length but will usually last for about 45 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 60 minutes in Key Stage 2. Links will also be made to mathematics within other subjects so pupils can develop and apply their mathematical skills. Within these lessons there will be a good balance between whole-class work, group teaching and individual practice. 

The daily mathematics lessons will provide opportunities for children to practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge, to develop and extend their techniques and strategies, and to prepare for their future learning. These may be extended through out-of-class activities or homework at the discretion of the teacher. Homework will not entail new ideas that require teacher explanation. Homework should be enjoyable and not always in written form but could be a “find out about…” challenge or a game, or learning some facts/times tables, or thinking how to solve a problem. Pupils are expected to read to an adult at least three times per week, as part of Homework, and have their Reading Diary completed after each session. Homework should always include feedback to value a child’s efforts, but this will not always be written. 

At Belmont our aim is that each child should be able to think and solve problems mathematically by using the appropriate skills, concepts and knowledge. We provide rich and enjoyable experiences relating both to their individual needs and to the wider requirements of society. 

We aim for each child to:- 

  • Have a positive attitude towards mathematics. 
  • Have self-confidence in their ability to deal with mathematics. 
  • Be able to work systematically, co-operatively and with perseverance. 
  • Experience a sense of achievement regardless of age or ability. 
  • Understand the appropriate underlying skills, concepts and knowledge of number, measurement, shape, space and handling data. 
  • Be able to apply previously acquired concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding to new situations both in and out of school. 
  • Be able to communicate with peers and adults, ideas, experiences, questions, clearly and fluently, using the appropriate mathematical language. 
  • Be aware of the uses of mathematics beyond the classroom. 

For Parents/Carers to:-

  • Be actively involved in their children’s mathematical learning both in school and at home. 
  • Understand and support the school’s mathematics policy, calculations policy and scheme of work. 

To provide adequate time for developing numeracy skills each class teacher will provide a daily mathematics lesson. This may vary in length but will usually last for about 45 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 60 minutes in Key Stage 2. Links will also be made to mathematics within other subjects so pupils can develop and apply their mathematical skills. Within these lessons there will be a good balance between whole-class work, group teaching and individual practice. 

The daily mathematics lessons will provide opportunities for children to practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge, to develop and extend their techniques and strategies, and to prepare for their future learning. These may be extended through out-of-class activities or homework at the discretion of the teacher. Homework will not entail new ideas that require teacher explanation. Homework should be enjoyable and not always in written form but could be a “find out about…” challenge or a game, or learning some facts/times tables, or thinking how to solve a problem. Pupils are expected to read to an adult at least three times per week, as part of Homework, and have their Reading Diary completed after each session. Homework should always include feedback to value a child’s efforts, but this will not always be written. 

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