Teachers plan half termly units of work for their class based on assessment and prior knowledge. The objectives are taken directly from the National Curriculum for the year group, however, it may be necessary to take objectives from the year group below to support children struggling with a particular concept.
Here you will find the objectives from the National curriculum broken down for each year group. Child friendly targets are also included in the document.
Once children have demonstrated an understanding of a particular skill, through problem solving and practical application they will then work on achieving a greater depth of the objective.
During Irresistible Learning, children will rehearse and apply their skills through topic related activities. This may be an opportunity for teachers to assess their application of a mathematical skill in a range of situations.
A weekly mental recall objective is planned, this will range from learning number bonds and counting in early years and key Stage , to times tables in lower key stage 2, to recalling prime and square numbers in upper key stage 2. These are planned according to the needs of the children.
In addition, a weekly mental strategy is planned and taught in a series of short sessions. When calculating we encourage children to use the following steps:
Can I do it in my head?
Can I use jottings?
Can I use a formal written method?
Our Visual Calculations policy is used as a visual aid when teaching both mental and written strategies, click on your child’s year group link to see the methods used in their class.