At Falcons, we all aim to ‘be the best that we can be.’ We believe that mathematics is an important life skill and we want all children to have a positive attitude towards mathematics, becoming fluent, confident and resilient mathematicians, who are equipped with the skills to succeed in, and beyond, their school years.
Falcons Primary School follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics. We share the belief that Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between mathematical ideas. They will also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.
The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including additional practice, before moving on.
Please see links below to: our Maths curriculum, Calculations policies, progression of skills and other useful documents.
- Addition and Subtraction Calculation Policy 1
- Maths Curriculum Policy March 2022
- Maths Vocabulary
- Multiplication and Division Calculation Policy
- Parent Guide Year 1 Maths
- Progression Document
- Year 1 and 2 Calculation Parent Workshop.pptx
- Year 2 Parent Maths
Helping your child at home
If you or your child is finding an aspect of maths difficult please talk to your child's teacher for advice and support. In addition there are a number of resources that can help maths learning at home:
- You can find an overview of the Reception scheme of learning below in addition to home learning resources.
- Numberblocks: In Numberblocks animated characters combine engaging storylines to introduce concepts of early number and support early mathematical thinking.
- Busy Things: Use your home learning login to enjoy the fantastic Busy Things maths games and activities for Reception Children.
Years 1 - 6
We have subscribed to Times Table Rockstars. All children have an individual login which they can use to help learn their times tables in school and at home. Please encourage your child to login as much as possible.
The NRICH website is great for encouraging your child to solve problems which involve deep mathematical thinking. https://nrich.maths.org/maths-at-home