The Mathematics curriculum at Cononley Primary School provides our children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become fluent and confident mathematical problem solvers. Children are taught to think and reason mathematically, applying skills efficiently and fluently to come to an accurate answer to problems. Mathematics at Cononley Primary School aims to provide children with an understanding of the world around them and inspire a curiosity and enjoyment of the subject.
What our pupils will learn (intent)
At Cononley Primary School, we use the White Rose Maths schemes of work to deliver the EYFS Curriculum for Mathematics and National Curriculum for Mathematics. Please click the links below to download the White Rose Schemes of Learning and progression documents for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
1-Minute Maths from White Rose: Key Stage 1
We use the 1-Minute Maths app from White Rose to enable our pupils to practise basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills as well as subitising. We encourage parents and carers to use this app at home as well. 1-Minute Maths supports pupils in Key Stage 2 who have gaps in specific number skills and help to improve fluency and confidence.
Please click here to find out more about 1-Minute Maths.
In Key Stage 2 (and also Year 2) pupils regularly practise times tables to ensure that they are able to recall instantly all the multiplication and division facts for every times table up to 12 x12. We use the Times Tables Rock Stars app to support learning at home and in school.
Please click here to find out more about Times Tables Rock Stars.
How the Mathematics Curriculum will be taught to our pupils (implementation)
Pupils are taught in single year groups for Maths throughout school.
Progression and Assessment
EYFS staff make regular observations and assessments of learning. This information is used to track progress through the year and contributes to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Number and Numerical Patterns.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Ongoing assessments take place in each lesson and this informs the planning for the next lesson. There is an emphasis on breaking down the learning into small, achievable steps. End of unit assessments are completed by each child. In the summer term of Year 2, children complete a national Statutory Assessment Test in Mathematics (KS1).
In Key Stage 2, as well as completing end of unit assessments, summative assessments take place in the Autumn and Summer terms. In Year 4, children take a national Multiplication Tables Check in the summer term and in Year 6, children complete national Statutory Assessment Tests in Mathematics (KS2).
The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed (during the year and at the end of the year), through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning, work scrutiny and through pupil discussions about their learning. Data from National Tests will also be analysed for impact.