At Cowick CE Primary School we believe Maths is a journey, achieved through the Love of learning, exploration, practice and the application of skills over time. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to English, science and other subjects.
As our pupils progress, we intend for our pupils to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically, to give them the hope of striving for more, to have an appreciation of the beauty and power of Maths and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
During the summer term of Year 4 the children will complete a multiplication tables test set by the Standards and Testing Agency. Children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 X 12. At Cowick our children have access to Times Table Rockstars and IXL as online learning platforms that will help the children learn and practice their tables.
Skills Progression Maps
Below are our skills progression maps.
Reasoning Skills Progression Maps
Below are our reasoning skills progression maps.
Medium Term Plans
Here are our medium term plans for each year group. The overviews are taken from White Rose Maths 2023. Here are the links to Autumn term overviews
'My teacher helps me to learn.' Reception pupil, November 2023
'I like Maths, it helps me now and it will in the future'. Year 6 pupil, November 2023.
'I use it a lot outside of school'. Year 5 pupil, November 2023.
'I like counting. We use bricks, buttons, anything'. Reception pupil, November 2023.
'You learn about numbers doing maths'. Year 1 Pupil, November 2023.
'Maths helps you learn and keeps your brain active'. Year 4 pupil November 2023
'I love maths when it challenges you.' Year 5 pupil, November 2023
'I love maths when we work with our friends.' Year 3 pupil, November 2023
'I really like learning how to add really big numbers together.' Year 1 Pupil December 2023
'I love doing doing halving and doubling - I know my doubles really well but halving is a little bit trickier.' Year 2 pupil, December 2023
'I can now share how to do fractions with my friends and family' Year 3 pupil December 2023
'I know that I have worked hard and listened really well when I can do things that I couldn't at the start of the lesson.' Year 4 pupil December 2024
'I know I am doing really well in maths because my teacher tells me and encourages me in lessons.' Year 5 pupil, December 2023
'Maths in my class can be really tricky - we get to do all different things with fractions like convert proper and improper fractions.' Year 6 pupil, December 2023
The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. – Paul Halmos
You don’t have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers. – John Forbes Nash, Jr
Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.
— Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator