Aims stated for Maths in the National curriculum are as follows:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • Solving problems by applying mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Skills to be developed include counting and understanding numbers, calculation, understanding shapes, measurement, using and applying maths through problem solving, communication and reasoning, handling data and using and applying mathematics.

Pupils in Acorns have the opportunity for class discussion, paired, small group and individual work.  Work is presented in a variety of ways to ensure participation by all, this can be practical application, IWB games and activities, individualised work, using manipulatives and solving word problems.

Pupils in Year 6 take the KS2 SATs in Mathematics.