Follow the SWAY to see how Hanwell Fields incorporates Maths into the Curriculum
In addition to our taught maths lesson, we develop children’s fluency through discretely sessions. We aim for children to be fluent with their maths facts and knowledge whilst also being flexible in their understanding. We support children to notice things, make connections between what is known and what is unknown and also make decisions. In KS1, we use Mastering Number. In Year 3 to Year 6 children are taught times tables and have a focus on the four operations.
In Reception, number is taught using the NCETM’s Mastering Number programme. Continuous provision is set up in the environment to further support and build on learning opportunities from the Mastering Number Programme. This programme is continued in Year One and Year Two as a discretely taught session.
The Mastering Number programme aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2 (and for any other children who would benefit from deepening their number knowledge). The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future. The use of the programme in Reception and Key Stage 1 enables clear and sequential links to be made, aiding transition between the Early Years Framework and National Curriculum.
In Year Three and Year Four, children develop their times tables fluency. In Year Five and Year Six, children revise and recap facts, practise the distributive law and focus on primes and prime factors. We use a school wide approach, based on research, to develop procedural and conceptual knowledge.