At Broadway, we understand how important maths is in everyday life. In Key Stage One, we use the National Curriculum to teach the children to:
- Become fluent in their knowledge of number: We encourage mental recall of number facts such as number bonds to 20, multiplication facts and doubles and halves;
- Reason mathematically: Children are given the opportunity to discuss their maths and explain their thinking. This includes encouraging the use of mathematical vocabulary (read and spell to a level that is consistent with their word reading and spelling knowledge); and
- Solve problems and relate mathematics to real life situations.
The Key Stage One Mathematics curriculum covers eight areas: number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry (properties of shapes), position and direction and statistics.
At Broadway, the children in Key Stage One have daily maths lessons. The children develop their understanding of mathematics through mental and oral activities, written work, and practical and investigatory tasks. They have opportunities to work both independently and in groups using a variety of strategies and resources.
Mathematics is also taught through cross curricular topics as part of the creative curriculum.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are taught about number and shape, space and measures through both adult led and play based activities. Opportunities for mathematical learning in the Foundation Stage are derived from the ‘Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage’.