Focus of Teaching within each phase

Focus of Teaching within each phase:

Early Years

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Early Years is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and fluency when counting, ordering and representing numbers and quantities to 20. They use practical resources, models and images to aid mastery of early key concepts

and whilst solving problems including doubling, halving and sharing.

 

Key Stage 1

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Key Stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This involves working with numerals, key maths vocabulary in the four operations and practical resources.

 

Lower Key Stage 2

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Lower Key Stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers.

 

Upper Key Stage 2

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Upper Key Stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.