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Mathematics Curriculum.

Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary in most forms of employment. By providing a high-quality mathematics education at WDPS, we give all pupils a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At WDPS, through mathematics across the curriculum, the children develop the WDPS Core Values (Comprising ‘Attitudes to Promote’ and ‘Learner Profile’) of: Creativity, Enthusiasm, Cooperation, Thinkers, Enquirers, Risk Takers, Knowledgeable, Open mindedness, Communicators, Reflective, Curiosity, Independence, Commitment, Confidence and Adaptability.

Aims
The Curriculum for mathematics at WDPS aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • 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.

Attainment targets
By the end of each Phases and Key stage at WDSP, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Phase 1 (Year 1 & 2)

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Phase 1 at WDPS is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This will involve working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources (e.g. concrete objects and measuring tools).
At this stage, pupils at WDPS will develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. It will involve the children at WDPS in using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.
By the end of Year 2, pupils at WDPS should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. There is an emphasis on practice at this early stage at WDPS in order to aid fluency.
At WDPS pupils should be able to read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge in Phase 1.
Below is a link to the progressive Maths curriculum that is followed at WDPS to ensure all children can achieve the aims as outlined above.

Phase 1 Maths Curriculum

Phase 2 ( Year 3 & 4)

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Phase 2 at WDPS is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers.
At this stage, pupils at WDPS will develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. Activities and teaching at WDPS will ensure that pupils draw with increasing accuracy and develop mathematical reasoning so they can analyse shapes and their properties, and confidently describe the relationships between them. This should ensure that the children at WDPS can use measuring instruments with accuracy and make connections between measure and number.
By the end of Year 4, pupils at WDPS should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.
Pupils at WDPS should read and spell mathematical vocabulary correctly and confidently, using their growing word reading knowledge and their knowledge of spelling.
Below is a link to the progressive Maths curriculum that is followed at WDPS to ensure all children can achieve the aims as outlined above.

Phase 2 Maths Curriculum

Phase 3 (Year 5 & 6)

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Phase 3 at WDPS is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils at WDPS make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.
At this stage, pupils at WDPS will develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation. With this foundation in arithmetic, pupils at WDPS are introduced to the language of algebra as a means for solving a variety of problems. Teaching geometry and measures will consolidate and extend knowledge developed in number. Teaching will ensure that pupils classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and that they learn the vocabulary they need to describe them.
By the end of Year 6, pupils at WDPS should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.
Pupils at WDPS should read, spell and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.

Below is the progressive Maths curriculum that is followed at WDPS to ensure all children can achieve the aims as outlined above.

Phase 3 Maths Curriculum

 

For children over the age of five, WDPS ensures it covers the statutory knowledge, skills and understanding from the English National Curriculum which is made up of these subjects:

PSHE with Citizenship Design Technology Art & Design Geography History RE Music PE Science Computing English Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Early Years Curriculum International Primary Curriculum