We encourage teachers at Wigton Moor to plan for the needs of the children, spending time studying areas, set out in the programmes of study, that require the most attention. The overall aim for all children is to achieve mastery. Mastery of mathematics is something that we want all pupils to acquire, or rather to continue acquiring throughout their school lives, and beyond.
We plan using overviews set out by the publisher Rising Stars, part of Hodder Education, but are led by the aims and programmes of study. See below:
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
Lots of parents are keen to know which calculation methods we use in school so they can best support their children. The Department for Education sets out it's preferred methods, which can be found in the programmes of study, but we also have a calculation policy in school. The policy breaks the formal methods up into phases to enable pupils to be fluent in their use when they are ready. If you would like any support in using the calculation methods set out in the policy why not try watching the videos in the video resource centre. Alternatively, speak to your child's class teacher.