Maths at Salisbury Road
In September 2014, a new curriculum was introduced which involved many changes to the way Maths is taught and the expectations for each year group.
The 'Mastery' curriculum, ensures the children have a deep understanding of the subject, where they can make links between the different areas of Maths.
There are three aims of the Primary Mathematics Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In all lessons, where children are required to think mathematically, pupils are encouraged to apply their knowledge to a range of different activities and are given the opportunity to reason and problem solve. Much of the new curriculum focuses on the children being able to reason about Maths and solve problems independently. It is no longer enough to just get the answer correct; the children need to be able to prove why and explain how and why.
In lessons, children are encouraged to use apparatus initially to develop a secure understanding before moving onto using just numbers and solving problems.
As a school, we follow the AET Maths scheme of work for our mathematics lessons.
The AET Maths provides term by term overviews for the new
National Curriculum with the aim of
supporting primary schools by providing more detailed
Schemes of Learning, which help teachers plan lessons
on a day to day basis.
As well as AET Maths we use other resources from White Rose Maths, Nrich, NCETM and other sites to support the children's learning.
Times Table Rockstars
Salisbury Road Primary has subscribed to Times Table Rockstars. All children have an individual login which they can use to help learn their times tables in school and at home.
Please find our Calculations Policy below.
This is a working document so it will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary throughout the year.