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Maths

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. – National Curriculum

The aims of the National Curriculum, and Wensum Junior School,  are to ensure that all children can:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through 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
  • can solve problems by applying their 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

 

 

Below are links which give a description of mathematics for each year group at our school.

The Year 3 Learner

 

The Year 4 Learner

 

The Year 5 Learner

 

The Year 6 Learner

 

Here are some useful websites to practice key skills:

http://www.primarygames.com/math/grade/grade4-math-games.php

http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/

http://www.mathschamps.co.uk/games7-9  and  http://uk.ixl.com/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button