Numeracy in St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School
From September 2014, staff have been following The New Curriculum in Numeracy in years 3-5 (year 6 will continue using the old curriculum until the end of this year).
The principle focus of mathematics teaching in the lower juniors is to ensure the children become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value.
Pupils should be encouraged to solve problems and to develop mathematical reasoning.
By the end of Year 4, pupils should have memorised all multiplication tables up to and including the 12’s. Pupils should also read and spell mathematical vocabulary correctly.
The principle focus of mathematics teaching in the upper juniors is to ensure pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. They should develop their understanding of connections between different areas i.e. multiplication and division / fractions, decimals and percentages. The focus on improving fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will continue. They will develop their knowledge and understanding of areas such as geometry, fractions, data and measure.
By the end of year 6, they should be fluent in written methods for all four operations including long multiplication and division. They should also have fluent methods to work with fractions, decimals and percentages. They should be able to read, spell and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.
Below are the links for the objectives that children should be reaching by the end of the different academic years.