For the school year 2018 – 2019, all year groups are following the new National Curriculum in Mathematics.
The official documentation, which sets out what children are expected to know in each year group is available in the Programmes of Study.
The aims of this curriculum are to ensure that pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- 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.
At Fairfield we use a range of strategies to teach Maths. However, we try to ensure that what we are teaching in Maths is right for the children and ensures that children make good progress and are effectively challenged. We use a range of resources to deliver our Maths curriculum. We are very well resourced and children get consistently good teaching in Maths.
Our children in Years 1 to 6 are enjoying learning mathematics using the Singapore Maths methodology. The system that our teachers use ensures that our children understand and can apply their learning to problem solving. Our children are loving their learning.
Excellent learning and problem solving in Year 1
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