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Maths is the study of numbers and how they relate to each other and the real world. Everyone uses maths every day - telling the time, playing games, cooking and to do almost any kind of work.

We Love Maths!

At Southville, we want to help your children love maths too - and feel confident to solve real life problems and use it in their day-to-day.

Maths - No Problem!

Through the 'Maths - No Problem!' principles and the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework, Southville pupils develop resilience in the face of problems and have the analytical skills to solve them.

  • Nursery

    Through the use of songs, fun and play, nursery pupils learn and recognise numbers 1 - 10, and look at patterns and shape recognition.

  • Reception

    Reception children build on what has been learnt at nursery, with children beginning to look at real life concepts such as money. They will also begin to learn about simple math sums.

  • Year 1

    Year 1 is when pupils will get further into mathematics, looking at more complex sums with multiplication and division and learning the numbers from 1 - 100

  • Year 2

    Pupils in year 2 will be looking at multiplication and division of 2, 5 and 10. They'll also learn about measurements that are used in the world around them such as temperature.

  • Year 3

    Year 3 extends the numbers that pupils work with to 1000. They also begin to look at statistics through the use of picture and bar graphs.

  • Year 4

    Pupils in year 4 continue to work with numbers, going up to 10000. Alongside this, they continue to develop the skills learnt in previous years at a higher complexity.

  • Year 5

    In year 5, pupils learn about numbers up to 1,000,000. Alongside this, they begin to learn more about geometry by learning about shapes' perimeter and area.

  • Year 6

    Year 6 pupils will be able to conceptualise numbers up to 10,000,000. They will also learn more about how the operations interact and be prepred for their SATS exams in the Summer Term.

The CPA Method

Pupils learn maths in three stages:

  • Concrete (C) is where the use of props (such as cubes) are used to aid the child's understanding of the problem.
  • Pictorial (P) is where the child is able to create a diagram of the concept.
  • Abstract (A) is where the pupil can understand and complete the equations and use mathematical symbols.

A Maths Lesson

  1. Explore the Task - entire class spends time on a question with teacher guidance. They are encouraged to problem solve to see if they can find the answer.
  2. Master - They learn the concept from the teacher.
  3. Practice - They practice what they have learned with support from the teacher. This is usually completed in maths books.
  4. Further Practice - If the child understands, they complete further activities in their books. This might be the same idea but presented differently.
  5. Journaling - The pupil reflects on what they have learned. This is an extension and challenge for those who are secure in their new learning.

Want to know more?

Below is the full curriculum statement for mathematics at Southville Primary School with additional details of what your child will be up to when with us.

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