Mathematics – Rising Stars New Curriculum Framework
What mathematics do we teach here at Mill Lane and how do we do it?
Here at Teignmouth Community School we teach our children the skills that they will need to become confident and independent mathematicians. This is based around three main ideas; Pupils should:
• Solve problems
• Reason mathematically
• Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
This starts from as soon as our children enter or nursery provision and all of the way up through the school to year 6. It begins with the Early Years’ and Foundation Stage Curriculum then once children enter KS1 they move onto the Rising Stars Planning Framework through to year 6. We teach children through exciting and engaging lessons, based around contexts which bring mathematics alive for our pupils. Whether it is teaching addition through adding weight or subtraction through temperature change our children see the reason they need to be learn mathematics.
What is the Early Years’ and Foundation Stage Curriculum?
A framework to provide teachers with the objectives needed for each child to achieve at their age-related level, including those for mathematics.
What is it the Rising Stars Planning Framework?
A framework to provide teachers with a structure for designing learning sequences covering the content of the new National Curriculum for mathematics.
How is it structured?
Here at Mill Lane we set for numeracy, so that we are teaching children at the stage of their mathematical development rather than their age. These sets are re-organised three times a year so that children are able to move sets regularly if required enabling them to make progress as quickly as possible. The curriculum itself is split into four themes which are revisited and built upon as the year progresses:
• Number Sense -Understanding the number system including: counting numbers, negative numbers, fractions and decimals. -Using in context: comparing, ordering numbers and rounding.
• Additive Reasoning – Addition and subtraction and their relationship. – Solve problems involving these in different contexts including measures and statistics. – Explaining decision making and justification of reasoning.
• Multiplicative Reasoning – Multiplication and division including fractions. – Connecting the understanding of fractions both as operators (equivalence of dividing by 5 and multiplying by a fifth) and also as the outcome of divisions (= 3 divided by 4 = ¾). – Solve problems involving these in different contexts including measures and statistics. – Explaining decision making and justification of reasoning.
• Geometric Reasoning – Shape and space including the application of number and calculation. – Properties of shape and their relationships, using this knowledge to solve problems including those related to measure (perimeter, area and volume). – Understanding of movement within space. – Explaining decision making and justification of reasoning.