At Milstead we aim to provide a practical broadly balanced mathematics curriculum which will suit the individual needs of our children and show them the usefulness and relevance of maths in everyday life. We consider first hand experiences important and aim to provide our children with varied opportunities to use their mathematical skills in tackling genuine practical problems and 'open ended' investigations across the whole curriculum. For example weighing ingredients to cook with, working out averages for team points or teaching other children a concept they have already mastered themselves.
Children are introduced to a wide variety of basic mathematical concepts and opportunities to develop mathematical language.
To support the mental dexterity with numbers we learn number facts, such as number bonds and times tables. These are regularly practised and tested - often in fun ways like times table bingo,Timestables Rockstarsand weekly 'Big Maths Beat That'. Key Instant Recall Facts are sent home termly to be learnt to support the children's fluency in number recall.
Outside of the daily Maths lessons, children complete their daily 'Fluent in 5' which is where they develop, practise and apply their methods for and understanding of the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This enables children to constantly refine their fluency skills and frequently revisit concepts taught in lessons.
Milstead maths progression can be found here