Introduction

  • Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
  • It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
  • A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Aims of the Clavering Curriculum for Mathematics

The Clavering Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all 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.

Clavering Learning Foci for Mathematics

1. To acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with Number, including:

Number and Place Value (Years 1 to 6);

Addition and Subtraction (Years 1 to 6);

Multiplication and Division (Years 1 to 6);

Fractions (Years 1 to 6);

Decimals (Years 4 to 6);

Percentages (Years 5 to 6). 

2. To acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with Ratio and Proportion (Year 6).

3. To acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with Algebra (Year 6).

4. To acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with Measurement (Years 1 to 6).

5. To acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with Geometry, including:

Properties of Shapes (Years 1 to 6);

Position and Direction (Years 1 to 2 and Years 4 to 6).

6. To acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills associated with Statistics (Years 1 to 6).

Aspects of maths studied in each year group

Year 1:

Number and Place Value;

Addition and Subtraction;

Multiplication and Division;

Fractions;

Measurement;

Properties of Shapes;

Position and Direction;

Statistics.

Year 2:

Number and Place Value;

Addition and Subtraction;

Multiplication and Division;

Fractions;

Measurement;

Properties of Shapes;

Position and Direction;

Statistics.

Year 3:

Number and Place Value;

Addition and Subtraction;

Multiplication and Division;

Fractions;

Measurement;

Properties of Shapes;

Statistics. 

Year 4:

Number and Place Value;

Addition and Subtraction;

Multiplication and Division;

Fractions and Decimals;

Measurement;

Properties of Shapes;

Position and Direction;

Statistics. 

Year 5:

Number and Place Value;

Addition and Subtraction;

Multiplication and Division;

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages;

Measurement;

Properties of Shapes;

Position and Direction;

Statistics. 

Year 6:

Number and Place Value;

Addition and Subtraction;

Multiplication and Division;

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages;

Ratio and Proportion;

Algebra;

Measurement;

Properties of Shapes;

Position and Direction;

Statistics.