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For the school year 2016 – 2017, all year groups are following the new National Curriculum in Mathematics. You can find out exactly what the children will be learning in each year group by clicking on the Curriculum Map from the drop down menu.
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.
We have introduced the use of KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) to help improve children’s confidence and fluency with number facts. These are designed to support the development of mental skills that underpin much of the Mathematics work in schools. These number facts are closely aligned with the new Mathematics Curriculum, with specific half termly targets for each year group.
Our children in Year 1 and 2 are enjoying learning mathematics using the Singapore Maths methodology. The system that our teachers use ensure 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