The Paganel Primary School Maths Curriculum
The backbone of the Paganel Maths Curriculum are the expectations set out in the EYFS developmental bands and the National Curriculum (2014) Key Stage One and Two documents.
The main aims of the maths curriculum at Paganel are that children:
- develop fluency (they link ideas and relationships together easily and become quick and accurate at mental maths);
- become excellent at problem solving.
- develop mathematical reasoning (how children think about their maths and explain their thinking).
In addition to the maths curriculum planned by each teacher against the aims and expectations mentioned above, there is also a maths times table challenge for children in year 2-6 called ‘Going for Gold.’ The aim of this is to support children and challenge them to learn their tables and have quick recall before leaving Paganel.
Children have 5 minutes to complete the times table challenge, this involves multiplication and division questions. They will work through each stage in each times table. To pass each stage a score of 20/20 must be achieved. The times table stages are: Bronze, Silver and Gold. After children have completed these in all times tables, they can try the platinum and diamond challenges.
|Year Group||Term and Times Table|
|4||6 and 9||7||11 and 12|
|5||6 and 9||7||11 and 12|
|6||6 and 9||7||11 and 12|
In the table above you can see the times tables that each class need to focus on each term.
We aim for the children at Paganel to be working at their appropriate Age Related Expectations. We are doing this by filling gaps that they may have in their understanding and supporting their learning so that they can reach these expectations. In order to maintain consistency across the school we follow a calculations policy, we aim to use this to guide teachers in how we will achieve consistency and progression in calculations across the school. This document covers the concrete, pictorial and abstract ways that a calculation can be recorded and solved.