Maths

At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School we support the Department for Education’s belief that mastery is crucial in embedding skills and knowledge in students. The recent National Curriculum in Maths underlies the importance and value of teaching approaches that give pupils the best chance of securing both deep understanding of maths concepts and fluency in applying them.

To deliver this across our school, we have adopted the White Rose Maths Hub. This is a scheme which offers a hands on, discovery method of learning through concrete techniques and topics. The scheme focuses on the key four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These are key in developing children’s arithmetic skills.

 

Key areas of learning – KS1

  • Place value
  • Operations
  • Introducing and understanding fractions
  • Questioning and variation
  • Reasoning and problem solving

Key areas of learning – Lower KS2

  • Place value
  • Operations
  • Calculating with fractions
  • Decimals and percentages
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Questioning and variation
  • Reasoning and problem solving

Key areas of learning – Upper KS2

  • Place value
  • Operations
  • Calculating with fractions
  • Decimals and percentages
  • Introducing algebra
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Angles
  • Ratio, proportion and rates
  • Questioning and variation
  • Reasoning and problem solving

 

Please find below a year overview for each year group.

Year 1

 

Year 2

Year 3

 

Year 4

 

Year 5

 

Year 6

 

To find out more about White Rose Maths Hub please see the Curriculum Website page or your Class Newsletter on your Class Page.