Heybrook Primary School follows the Programme of Study for Mathematics (2014), which provides detailed guidance for the implementation of the National Curriculum for Mathematics. This ensures continuity and progression in the teaching of this subject. In the Early Years Foundation Stage the curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Goals, which mirror the reception Learning Objectives in the Primary Framework for Mathematics. In years one to six, the school is supported in its teaching through the use of the ‘Lancashire Planning Support CD’ and other appropriate materials as selected by the Mathematics Subject Leader and class teachers.
Although relating specifically to Mathematics our aims for the subject are also in line with the schools general aims and areas for development.
We aim to provide the pupils with a Mathematics curriculum which will produce individuals who are literate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident. We also aim to provide a stimulating environment and enriching resources so that pupils can develop their Mathematics skills to their full potential. In Mathematics, our pupils should:
- Have a sense of a number and where it fits into the number system.
- Know by heart number facts such as number bonds, multiplication tables, doubles and halves.
- Use what they know by heart to calculate mentally.
- Calculate accurately using efficient written methods (See the school’s Calculation Policy).
- Have coherent strategies for solving word problems.
- Explain their methods and reasoning using the correct mathematical vocabulary.
- Suggest suitable units for measuring and make sensible estimations of measures.
- Explain the information which is presented in graphs, tables, charts and any other diagrams.
- Develop spatial awareness and an understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Below is a copy of the school's Mathematics policy, its calculation policy and the national framework for the teaching of Mathematics.