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Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

National Curriculum in England 2014

Here at Bayards Hill Primary it is our aim that we enable children to:

  • Enjoy mathematics both as a tool for problem solving and for its own sake
  • Receive a broad and balanced curriculum which includes all aspects of mathematics (Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Measurements and Data Handling) as well as a range of appropriate learning experiences (eg problem-solving, practical work, games)
  • Master and become fluent in, the numeracy skills they will need as a foundation for studying and using mathematics across the curriculum and in every-day life.

Develop positive attitudes to mathematics, recognising that mathematics can be both useful and enjoyable


Mathematics Programme of Study – Key Stage 1 (Click here to see more information about the Ks1 curriculum)

The teaching of mathematics in Key Stage 1 ensures pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This involves working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources (concrete objects, measuring tools, etc.). At this stage, pupils develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching involves using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money. By the end of Year 2, pupils will know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in their use and understanding of place value. There is an emphasis on practice and repetition at this early stage in order to aid fluency.

We also aim to ensure that pupils read and write mathematical vocabulary, consistent with their increasing phonic knowledge at Key Stage 1.

Mathematics Programme of Study – Key Stage 2 (Click here to see more information about the Ks2 curriculum)

Mathematics in Key Stage 2 ensures pupils master concepts and become more adept at reasoning and explaining their mathematical thinking. Pupils develop the skills to apply the mathematical concepts that they have learnt in key stage one to a variety of contexts and to enable them to solve a variety of problems. At this stage they continue to work on place value, number, the four operations, shape and measurement.