Aims:How is the new curriculum different?What happens in each year group?What can I do as a parent to support my child?
The NewCurriculum aims:
becomefluentin 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 accuratelyreason mathematicallyby following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical languagecansolve problemsby 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
Aims of the new curriculum
Counting with objectsReading and writing numbersAdding and subtracting with objectsWriting addition and subtraction number sentences with supportIdentify and create repeated patternsIdentify and construct with basic 2D shapes
Number & Place value:Read and write numbers up to 100 as digitsCount forwards and backwards from any number including past 100Count in 2s, 5s and 10sFind 1 more/lessRecognise that the digit 5 in 54 has a different value than 5 in 504.Calculations:Use +, - and = symbols to write number calculationsFractions:Understand ½ and ¼ to explain parts of an object & counting objectsMeasurements & Shape– see the parental guide
Number and Place ValueRecognise place value in 2 digit numbersRead & write numbers to 100 as wordsCount in steps of 2s, 3s, 5sCompare and order numbers up to 100Use the < symbol to represent relative sizesCalculationsRecall number bonds up to 20fluentlyAdd & subtract numbers mentally and using objects, including 2 digit numbersAdding is commutative but subtraction is notAdding and subtraction are inverse operationsLearn and recall multiplication facts and related division facts for 2x, 5x, 10x tablesMultiplication is commutative but division is not.Solve word problems involving X and ÷FractionsFind ¼, ½ and ¾ of an object or set of objects e.g. find ½ of 6Measurements , Shape & Graphs and Data– see booklet
End of Key Stage 1 tests
Arithmetic test(15 questions)Eg. 3 + 765 + = 938 x 10¾ of 40Reasoning test(lasts around 35minutes but not timed)Eg.Sitaputs 2 shoes in each of these 7 boxes. How many are there altogether?
Number and Place ValueCount in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100Recognise the place value of digits in 3 digit numbersRead and write numbers to 1000 using digits and wordsCompare and order numbers to 1000CalculationsAdd and subtract numbers mentally, including + 1, 10, 100 to 3 digitUse the standard column method for addition and subtraction (up to 3 digits)Estimate the answers to calculations and use the inverse to checkLearn 3x, 4x, 8x tables and related division facts.Solve problems involving multiplication and division involving 2 digits.FractionsUnderstand and use tenths, including counting in tenthsRecognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominatorsAdd and subtract simple fractions where the total will be less than a wholeeg. ⅛ + ⅜Sequence simple fractions into size orderMeasurements , Shape & Graphs and Data– see booklet
Number and Place ValueCount in multiples of 6,7, 9, 25 and 1000Count backwards including negative numbersRecognise the place value of digits in 4 digit numbersRead Roman numerals up to 100Order numbers, including those >100Round any number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000CalculationsUse standard method of column addition and subtraction for values up to 4 digitsSolve 2-step problems involving addition and subtractionKnow multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 = 144Use knowledge of place value, multiplication facts to solve larger calculationsUse factor pairs to solve mental calculationseg9 x 7 = 3 x 3 x 7Use the standard short multiplication (3 digit x 2 digit)
Year 4 continued
FractionsUse hundredths including counting in hundredthsAdd and subtract fractions with the same denominator – total may be over whole.eg. ⅝ + ⅞ = 12/8Convert tenths and hundredths into the decimal equivalent.Recognise the decimal equivalents of 1/4 , ½, and ¾Divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 or 100 to give decimal answer.Round decimals to nearest whole numberCompare the size of numbers with up to 2 decimal places.Measurements , Shape & Graphs and Data– see booklet
Number and Place ValueRecognise and use the place value of digits in numbers up to 1 millionUse negative numbers, including in contextssuch as temperatureRound any number to nearest 10,100, 1000, 10,000 & 100,000Read Roman numerals including yearsCalculationsAddition and subtraction with numbers > 4 digitsUse rounding to estimate calculationsand check answers are of reasonable sizeFind factors of numbers, including common factors of 2 numbersKnow prime numbers up to 19 by heart and find primes up to 100Use standard methods for long multiplication and short divisionMultiply and divide numbers mentally by 10, 100 or 1000Recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers
Year 5 continued
FractionsOrder fractions with the same denominatorFind equivalent fractionsConvert between improper fractions and mixed number fractionsAdd and subtract simple fractions with related denominatorsEg2/3 + 1/6Convert decimals to fractions e.g. 0.71 = 71/100Round decimals to nearest tenthCompare the size of numbers with up to 3 decimal places.Begin to use % symbol to relate to the ‘number of parts perhundered’Measurements , Shape & Position & Graphs and Data– see booklet
Number and Place ValueWork with numbers up to ten million, including negative numbersRound any number to any required number of digits or magnitudeCalculationsUse standard methods for longmultiplication (4 digit by 2 digit)Use standard methods for longdivision(4 digit by 2 digit)Findcommon factors, common multiples and prime numbersCarry out complex calculations according to the mathematical order of operations (BIDMAS or BODMAS)Solve complex problems using all 4 operations.
Year 6 continued
FractionsUse common factors to simplify fractionsAdd fractions with different denominatorsPlace a group of fractions in orderMultiply pairs of fractions togetherDivide fractions by whole numbers e.g. ⅓÷ 2Use division to calculate the decimal equivalent of a fractionKnow and use common equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages.Measurements , Shape & Position & Graphs and Data– see booklet
Year 6 continued
Ratio & proportionFind % of quantities e.g. 15% or 45%Use ratio to explain relationships and solve problemsUse simple scale factors for drawings, shapes and diagramsAlgebraUse simple formulaeDescribe sequences of numbers where the increase between values is the sameSolve missing number problems using algebraFind possible solutions to problems with two variables such as: a + b = 10Measurements , Shape & Position & Graphs and Data– see booklet
End of Key Stage 2 tests
Arithmetic paper:30 minutes to answer between 30-40 questions!Eg. 979 + 100 =÷ 6 =2331 – 37¾ + ⅞ =Paper 1 & 2: mathematical reasoning(30 mins, 40 marks)Eg. A pack of paper has 150 sheets. 4 children each take 7 sheets. How many sheets of paper are left in the pack?One gram of gold costs £32.94. What is the cost of half a kilogram of gold?
A website to support the aims of the new curriculumUsed in class and at homeHomework set using it from Y1 upwardsRecognised across the world as a fantastic resource to support especially the fluency and speed of recall.Children will be given/ have been given logins and are excited about the resource.
Conker maths – KIRFsMaths at home ideasPositive talk at home about maths
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.Alternatively you can always contact me via the school office.