Curriculum - Maths
We have updated our schemes of work and planning practices in-light of the changes to the National Curriculum and age-related expectations across the subject area. Teachers have received, and will continue to receive training in the key areas of curriculum change, in order to deliver an outstanding curriculum provision.
At Bridlewood we have operated a highly effective, engaging and popular topic based curriculum model for a number of years. This approach gives teachers the flexibility to take advantage of powerful cross-curricular links in order to make the context for children’s learning, and their learning experiences, relevant and exciting.
The teaching of maths (and English) is prioritised within the timetable for all classes with daily sessions across the academic year. Maths may be linked to the focus of the termly class topic. Subject units that are not covered within the annual programme of topics will be taught discretely.
In March we held ‘World Maths Day,' a themed day where all children across the school had great fun taking part in problem solving activities. In KS1 during the summer term to help with the transition of moving on to the next year group, the children moved around different classes to try new maths activities and games. We even had Year 1 children solving sudoku puzzles! In the past three years a team of our Year 6 pupils have enjoyed taking part in the National ‘Young Mathematicians Awards,' run by Explore Learning in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge. It is designed to challenge and inspire talented mathematicians from across the country.
Please click here to view a copy of the National Primary Curriculum for Mathematics. The programme of study for years 1 - 6 can be found on page 99 - 143.