The maths programme provides a carefully structured approach to the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2, as appropriate. The programmes of study are carefully designed to be matched to the children’s needs and their approach and style of mathematical thinking.
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A new whole-school maths curriculum from Focus Education.
It provides continuity and progression in the teaching of maths.
How It Works
Step 1 Overview of the Year: For each year group, Focus Maths takes each of the constructs and creates a coherent teaching sequence:
Place Value; Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; Fractions; Measures; Geometry and Statistics.
Algebra and ratio and proportion are available in Year 6.
Step 2 Learning Journey: Each construct is placed into one of six units across each half term. Each unit outlines the learning journey for each construct. This ensures full National Curriculum coverage.
Step 3 Pre-Learning Tasks: For each construct, a pre-learning task is provided which can be used with all, a few or an individual pupil.
This ensures teachers are aware of the starting point for each pupil.
Step 4 Practice and Consolidation: Teachers are provided with a range of activities, concrete and abstract, which will help pupils meet the expectation.
Step 5 Mastery Check: Either checking for deeper understanding (mastery); or to provide additional activities to ensure that mastery or deeper understanding is being established.
Step 6 Mastery Activities: For pupils working at greater depth. There is a range of types of problems, including: logical thinking problems; problems requiring different starting points; problems with more than one solution; problems with missing information; and evaluating a problem in context.
Step 7 Self-Assessment: This step provides each pupil with a self-assessment sheet which could be put into maths work books so that pupils can evaluate their progress towards each construct.