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The Hermitage School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn

Maths

At The Hermitage we aim to provide a learning atmosphere which gives children the opportunity and confidence to discuss, investigate and enjoy mathematics and so develop into successful mathematicians in their adult life.

Aims:

Using the new National Curriculum for our planning the children will be given the opportunity to:

  • think for themselves, take responsibility for their own learning and achieve a good level of numeracy
  • develop an understanding of mathematical vocabulary and notation
  • develop mathematical concepts in real situations through handling materials, discussion and practical situations
  • have the confidence to apply the knowledge and experience they have gained to other mathematical tasks
  • have an appreciation of the logical aesthetic aspects of mathematics, through problem solving and investigation, linking this with other areas of the curriculum.

Objectives


By the end of Year 6 all pupils should:

  • have a sense of the size of a number and where it fits into the number system
  • know by heart number facts such as number bonds, multiplication tables, doubles and halves
  • calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and with pencil and paper, and draw on a range of calculation strategies
  • recognise when it is appropriate to use a calculator or other mathematical apparatus, and be able to do so effectively
  • make sense of number problems, including non-routine problems, and recognise the operations needed to solve them
  • explain their methods and reasoning using correct mathematical terms
  • judge whether their answers are reasonable and have strategies for checking them where necessary
  • suggest suitable units for measuring and make sensible estimates of measurements
  • compare and classify shapes; identify, compare and order angles; identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes
  • use coordinates to describe positions on a 2-D grid; describe movements between positions; plot specified points and draw sides to complete a polygon
  • explain and make predictions from the numbers in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables
  • draw on a range of problem solving skills to tackle problems
  • recognise the links between tasks completed in class and real-life problems