Mathematics

At Spring Grove we believe all children can achieve in maths. It is important that our children and families develop a positive attitude towards mathematics and for them to see themselves as competent mathematicians.

We strive to ensure that our maths curriculum is carefully planned to help all pupils achieve, enjoy maths and reach their full potential. 

Read on to find out more about how we plan and deliver maths across the school.

Visit our Online Learning page for websites for use at home and school.

Click here for a guide of maths props you can use from around the home.

Calculation Policy

Look at this document for guidance on how we teach calculations across the school.

Maths Definitions

Visit Mathsisfun.com for excellent visual explanations of key maths vocabulary.

Visuals

Guide to the names of the practical resources (manipulatives) and images that we use.

Maths Challenges (Photos)

Awe and Wonder! (Photos)

How do we plan?

As well as The National Curriculum 2014, Development Matters and the Early Learning Goals (Number, Shape Space & Measure), Years 1-6 use the White Rose Maths schemes of learning. The objectives are broken down by year group and a strong emphasis is placed on:

Fluency

Problem Solving

Reasoning

We are working towards using a mastery approach to teaching and learning. This is what we mean by  mastery:

        • Devoting more time to introduction of key concepts 
        • Focusing on one key idea only per lesson
        • Keeping the whole class together
        • Concentrating on pupils’ thinking (as well as doing)
        • Anticipating difficult points and misconceptions
        • Choosing representations and models carefully
        • Planning questioning carefully 
        • Expecting and supporting precise explanations and reasoning from pupils
        • Applying variation theory 
        • Intervening quickly to support those falling behind

The Essence of Maths Teaching for Mastery, NCETM

The principles of mastery ensure teachers stay in the required key stage and support the ideal of depth before breadth. They support pupils working together as a whole group and provide plenty of time to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum.

Find out more from the NCETM

How Students Should be Taught Mathematics:
Reflections from Research and Practice Jo Boaler,
Professor of Mathematics Education, Stanford University

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Y1

Number: Place Value (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

Geometry: Shape

Number: Place value (within 20)

Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

Place value (within 50) Multiples of 2, 5 and 10 incl.)

Measurement: 

Length and height

weight and volume

Number: (Multiplication and division)

Fractions

Geometry: position and direction

Number: Place value (within 100)

Measurement: Money

Time

Y2 Place value

Addition and subtraction 

Money 

Division (inverse and remainder)

2D and 3D shape

Time Multiplication

Fractions

Statistics

Measurement length/height mm, cm, m

mass, capacity and temp – g, kg, ml, l

Position and direction (turns)

SATs

Investigations and problem solving
Y3

Number: Place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Multiplication and division

Measurement: Money

Statistics

Measurement: length and perimeter

Number: Fractions

Number: Fractions

Measurement: Time

Measurement: Mass and capacity

Geometry: Properties of shape

Y4

Number: Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Measurement: Length and perimeter

Number: Multiplication and division

Number: Multiplication and division

Measurement: area

Number: Fractions

Number: decimals

Number: Decimals

Measurement: money

Time

Statistics

Geometry: Properties of shape

Position and direction

Y5

Number: Place value

Addition and subtraction

Statistics

Number: Multiplication and division

Measurement: area and perimeter

Number: Multiplication and division

Number: Fractions

Number: Fractions

Decimals and percentages

Number: decimals

Geometry: Properties of shape

Geometry: Position and direction

Measurement: converting units

Volume

Y6

Number: Place value

Addition and subtraction

Number: Fractions

Geometry: Position and direction

Number: Decimals

Number: Percentages

Algebra

Measurement: Converting units

Perimeter, area and volume

Number: Ratio

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Statistics

Problem solving and investigations
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