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Year 3 Maths Curriculum

We provide a high quality mathematics education providing a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Lessons will vary in length and may include work from more than one area of the curriculum. We aim to achieve a balance over the year as opposed to the week, so children have time to study areas in depth and develop deeper understanding by using and applying these skills to real life problems.

Mathematics is made up of:-

  • Number and place value
  • Number addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Geometry – properties of shapes, position and direction
  • Statistics – handling and understanding information (data).

The complexity and need to understand, apply and use these skills increases as the children move through the school so they are using and applying their learning rapidly and accurately.

The school has a structured calculations policy rooted in models and images – using practical equipment to enable pupils to move swiftly to a high level of competence.

We emphasise the importance of collaborative working where speaking and listening, and language development is taught and used in context to develop mathematical concepts and reasoning.

The school follows the national curriculum long-term plan but provides support and challenge to meet pupils’ individual needs. Class by class information is available on our website and through topic webs sent home termly.

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.

At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. Teaching should also ensure that pupils draw with increasing accuracy and develop mathematical reasoning so they can analyse shapes and their properties, and confidently describe the relationships between them. It should ensure that they can use measuring instruments with accuracy and make connections between measure and number.

By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.

Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary correctly and confidently, using their growing word reading knowledge and their knowledge of spelling.