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Maths

Maths at JCFS

In EYFS, statements from the ‘Development Matters’ document guide the children’s mathematics learning. The document breaks the curriculum into two strands: Number and Shape, Space and Measure. The children complete a range of practical mathematical activities, within their classes, that support them in achieving the following two ‘Early Learning Goals’ by the end of the academic year.

Number - Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.

Shape, Space and Measure - Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

 

In Year One to Year Four, the children engage with a mathematics curriculum from Collins Education ‘Busy Ant Maths’ which addresses the learning requirements outlined in the National Curriculum. As with mathematics learning in EYFS, the Primary Mathematics curriculum is also split into strands:

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Number

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Measurement

Geometry

Properties of Shapes

Position and Direction

Number

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Measurement

Geometry

Properties of Shapes

Position and Direction

Statistics

Number

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Measurement

Geometry

Properties of Shapes

Statistics

Number

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions and Decimals

Measurement

Geometry

Properties of Shapes

Position and Direction

Statistics

In each year group, the children participate in three-week units of work that develop skills across a range of the strands so that all strands are being taught regularly to keep the concepts fresh for the children.

 

Alongside this learning, the children in all year groups are supported to develop their mental arithmetic skills, times tables knowledge and are encouraged to deepen their learning through reasoning activities.  

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