The Maths Curriculum is delivered using the National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Learning Goals are followed to ensure continuity and progression from the Foundation Stage through to the National Curriculum. KS1 and 2 classes discretely teach Maths four times a week. In the Autumn Term, we dedicate the teaching of Maths to Number ensuring all pupils have a sound understanding of the basic concepts needed to be studied and investigated.
At Our Lady’s, Maths topics begin with a pre-learning assessment which is revisited at the end. We provide Maths session that seeks to reinforce previous learning and allow children to take on new skills and apply these in a range of contexts and the teaching of arithmetic skills are a key part of this. Furthermore, we feel it is important to develop children’s logic and reasoning skills and we believe that this helps to provide stimulating opportunities for the children to explore.
Long-term assessments are undertaken through a combination of teacher assessment and end of year tests. The tests used are the national tests at the end of Year 2 and 6 and the optional tests for Years 3, 4 and 5.