How does our current curriculum match our intention?
The current curriculum is tightly prescribed and largely determines what is taught. We also add on the additional work in Year Five. This means that everything is covered, as per our intention. However, we may implement the White Rose planning in the junior department to break down the learning steps slightly further.
What’s the content of maths?
The National Curriculum statements form the content of what is taught - albeit now interpreted via the White Rose planning learning objectives in KS1 and KS2 - and we do use various resources to deliver this, for example Target Your Maths in Years Three to Five and its sister -scheme, Maths on Target in Year Six. Y6 also use Level Up 4-6 and 5-7 (Fluency & problem solving) KS1 use a wide variety of resources. Teachers also supplement their work with reasoning from White Rose, Classroom Secrets etc.
How does maths link with other subjects?
Maths is taught as a discrete subject, usually for at least one hour a day. However, it has obvious links with other subject areas, particularly science, when the children take measurements and may present information in graphs etc. This can also be true in geography. In addition, some maths can be taught through and/or practised using computing skills.