Mathematics – John Gulson Primary School Philosophy
Mathematics is taught by engaging each child in the ‘awe and wonder’ of maths around us in our world, relating much to every day problems.
Aims of the National Curriculum for Mathematics
Mathematics teaching is timetabled for one hour every day, in the morning in Key Stage 1 and 2.
In line with the National curriculum 2014 we teach our children to be fluent in the basics of mathematics ensuring that they understand why and what they are doing. We do this by using the connection model in our teaching episodes where children are encouraged to make links between the picture, concrete resources, language and the abstract symbol. By doing this we enable children to be flexible with numbers and reason mathematically.
How our curriculum is applied to each Year Group
- Key stage 1 & 2 Mathematics overview
- Key stage 1 (Years 1 & 2 Mathematics Introduction)
- Key stage 1 Programme of study
- Key stage 2 (Years 3 & 4 Mathematics Introduction)
- Key stage 2 Years 3 & 4 Programme of study
- Key stage 2 (Years 5 & 6 Mathematics introduction)
- Key stage 2 Years 5 & 6 Programme of study
Teaching Methods and structure
Please see our calculation policy:
Calculation Policy 2014-15 Parents (457 KiB)
The documents below give the progression for mental and written calculation that we use in school.
For further information about mathematics at John Gulson Primary please contact:
- KS 1 – Miss S Akhtar firstname.lastname@example.org
- KS 2 – Mrs Minhas email@example.com
Supporting your child:
Information books have been given out to parents which outline the key ideas in each year group and provides a range of practical ideas and enjoyable ways in which you can support your child with learning mathematics at home. You can also access the booklets by clicking on the links below.
Intervention and support
Specially trained teachers and teaching assistants give extra lessons to children who may be finding conceptual understanding difficult and need help to catch up with other class mates.
We run several mathematics intervention programmes.
- First class @ Number
- First class @ Number 2
- Success @ Arithmetic
Through these interventions the children are encouraged using hands on activities to deepen their understanding of numbers and their relationships with one another. This enables each child to gain the maximum from their daily mathematics class lesson too and hence narrow the gap between them and their peers. Together the appropriate intervention for a child is chosen and the impact of this is monitored.