Parents’ Guide to the New Maths National Curriculum
At Dartford Bridge Community Primary School we aim for all children to be confident and enthusiastic learners in Mathematics. We provide a clear, progressive curriculum to stimulate and challenge our pupils, encouraging children to take risks, learn from misconceptions and apply their learning in a variety of ways.
The National Curriculum outlines that all children should:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non- routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
You can see an overview of what is covered in the curriculum for each year group HERE.Year 1 Guide Year 2 Guide Year 3 Guide Year 4 Guide Year 5 Guide Year 6 Guide
Our school has a consistent approach to calculation methods that is based on a progression from using concrete manipulatives (such as counters, cubes or place value counters) to pictorial representation and finally to abstract methods. Please find a copy of the calculation policy we use HERE.
We use a number of online resources to support the teaching and learning of maths in school and children in KS2 are often set homework tasks using the online platform MyMaths.