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All pupils are entitled to a progressive and comprehensive mathematics programme which embraces current Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum and takes into account individual interests and needs.

The programmes of study for mathematics are set out year-by-year for key stages 1 and 2 (as they work through Milestone 1, 2 and 3). The relevant programme of study will be taught by the end of the key stage. Within each key stage, the school will be flexible with regard to introducing content earlier or later than set out in the programme of study in order to meet the needs of the children. In addition, the school will introduce key stage content during an earlier key stage, if appropriate.

Milestone 1

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Milestone 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This will involve working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources. At this stage, pupils will develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching will also involve using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.

Milestone 2

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Milestone 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers.

Milestone 3

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Milestone 3 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. By the end of year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Pupils should read, spell and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.

Maths Curriculum - Years 1-2
Maths Curriculum - Years 3-4
Maths Curriculum - Years 5-6

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