Maths Curriculum at Westacre
Schools are required to set out their school curriculum for mathematics on a year-by-year basis and make it available online. At Westacre, we use a variety of resources to create a bespoke mathematic curriculum for our children.
The 2013 maths programme of study, brings with it an increase in the amount of content that needs to be taught and a greater level of difficulty and detail in some areas of mathematics, particularly calculation. Some content has moved ‘down’ by one or two years, meaning children will be expected to master some things earlier than they have been. For example some of what has been taught previously in Years 5 and 6 is now covered in Year 4.
The new programme of study for maths is more specific about using standard written methods for the four operations, and using these earlier. There is a lot more emphasis on calculating and solving problems with fractions and decimals and less on data handling (now called statistics).
At Westacre, our lessons allow children to practise their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We teach children using the CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach. Therefore, every classroom is equipped with multiple maths toolboxes. These have a variety of resources, suitable for the ability of the children, that are available for the children to use throughout their maths lessons.