Maths Whole School Meeting November 2016

On Wednesday 2nd November the Whole School Meeting had Mathematics and Assessment as the main curriculum foci.  The presentation covered the key aims of the maths curriculum:
Fluent recall of mental maths facts e.g. times tables, number bonds etc… and use of informal and formal written methods
•Problem solving – applying these skills to real-life contexts.
•To reason mathematically – children need to be able to explain the mathematical concepts with number sense; they must explain how they got the answer and why they are correct.
It also covered some of the key differences introduced in the 2014 National Curriculum, such as:
Five-year-olds are expected to learn to count up to 100 (compared to 20 under the old curriculum) and learn number bonds to 20 (previously up to 10).
•Simple fractions (1/4 and 1/2) are taught from KS1, and by the end of primary school, children should be able to convert decimal fractions to simple fractions (e.g. 0.375 = 3/8).
•By the age of nine, children are expected to know times tables up to 12×12 (previously 10×10 by the end of primary school). 
The slides are available to download below, alongside the calculations policy we have adopted as a staff from the White Rose Maths Hub, a leading group of Mathematicians and educators.