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A broad and balanced curriculum…maths for life!

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"Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries.  It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.” 

                                                                   Department for Education September 2013

At Keyham Barton we aim to provide our children with a wide mathematical experience taught in an enjoyable, relevant and creative way.

We aim to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of maths (recalling and applying knowledge rapidly and accurately); reason mathematically using mathematical language and solve real life problems by breaking them down into a series of simpler steps.

Our Programmes of Study come from the National Curriculum for Mathematics.  They include: - Number, Measures, Geometry and Statistics (data).  All areas require children to be able to use and apply mathematics effectively and efficiently.

Mathematics is taught daily in discrete lessons and also in a cross-curricular approach when appropriate. 

All lessons are differentiated to meet the individual needs of each child.  There are opportunities for whole class teaching, group work, paired work and individual work.  Teaching assistants support in these activities, feeding back to teachers to inform ‘next steps’.

Pupils are encouraged to try different strategies that best suit their learning.  They are given opportunities to discuss their methods and are encouraged to use the appropriate mathematical vocabulary.

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”

                  

                                                                                               Vernon Howard

A Brand New Curriculum!

September 2015 sees the start of teaching the new curriculum to your children in Years 2 and 6. This handy, printable guide will show you – at a glance – what’s new.

There are some big differences between this curriculum and the last one:

  • A large amount of emphasis is placed on the three mathematical aims of fluency, reasoning and problem solving and many themes such as fractions are introduced earlier or later than in the old curriculum.
  • The removal of calculator use has emphasised the need for skills in both written calculation and mental maths.

Find out what has changed for your child here:

Find out what has changed for your child here: 1
     

Download the guide here.

For lots of great ways to support your child's learning, visit the Maths Box!
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