At Ramsey Spinning Infant School, we teach Maths following the Early Years Foundation
Stage framework and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1.
In the Early Years curriculum, Maths is divided into:
* Shape, Space and Measure
Please see our ‘EYFS’ section for more information.
In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), the curriculum is divided into different areas:
* Number - number and place value
* Number - addition and subtraction
* Number - multiplication and division
* Number - Fractions
* Geometry - properties of shapes
* Geometry - position and direction
Underpinning these areas are the aims to ensure all pupils:
* become fluent in the fundamentals of maths
* reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry
* can solve problems by applying their maths to a variety of routine and non-routine problems
with increasing sophistication
At the centre of the curriculum is a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics. It is the
belief that all children have the potential to succeed. They should have access to the same
curriculum content and, rather than being extended with new learning, they should deepen
their conceptual understanding by tackling challenging and varied problems. Similarly, with
calculation strategies, children must not simply rote learn procedures but demonstrate their understanding of these procedures through the use of concrete materials and pictorial
Our calculation policy lays out the methods in which we teach the following areas in line with
the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Primary National Curriculum:
We hope you find some of the website links below useful.
A lovely interactive website for Early Years and KS1 children.
This is a good website for Early Years, KS1 and KS2 children. It has interactive games to
support varied numeracy skills.
Interactive games to help your child develop numeracy skills.
KS1 Bitesize Maths Games
Games to cover many Numeracy curriculum areas, for children in Key Stage 1.
Times Tables Rockstars
An app to support your child to learn their times tables – can be used on a