The Edward Betham C of E Primary School

Mathematics

In Key Stage 1 pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of Mathematics through practical activity, exploration and discussion. They learn to count, read, write and order numbers to 100 and beyond. They develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently in a number of settings. They learn about shape and space through practical activity and they begin to grasp mathematical language, applying it to talk about their methods of working and explain their reasoning when solving problems.

In Key Stage 2 pupils move from counting reliably to calculating fluently with all four number operations. They are taught to tackle problems applying mental methods before moving onto other approaches. Pupils explore features of shape and space and develop their measuring skills in a range of contexts. They discuss and present their methods and reasoning using a wider range of mathematical language, diagrams and charts.