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Numeracy Curriculum


New Numeracy Curriculum 2014-2015

From September we will be working from the new Numeracy Curriculum that the government have just released.
There are many changes to the current curriculum including a larger focus on number. Each child must meet all of the objectives by the time they move into the next year group. 
The old strands have been abolished and now it is set out into 6 sections.

  • Number – including Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Fractions ( including Decimals (Year 4, 5 & 6) and Percentages (Year 5 & 6).
  • Measurement.
  • Ratio and Proportion (Year 6 only).
  • Algebra (Year 6 only).
  • Geometry – including Position and Direction.
  • Statistics.

One of the biggest things that has emerged from the New Curriculum is that by the time the children are at the end of Year 3 they must be able to use a formal written method for all operations  and the differentiated outcomes throughout the years will be the size of the numbers the children are using.
Due to this from September we will all be using the same methods to calculate in the 4 operations.

  • Addition – column method.
  • Subtraction – column method.
  • Multiplication – Short multiplication moving to Long multiplication.
  • Division - Short division moving to Long division.

Teachers are free to teach the sections in any particular order, depending on the needs of their class.  Where possible and relevant teachers make cross curricular links between numeracy and other subject areas through the year group topic of the term to ensure relevant links between subjects are maximised to promote our cross curricular approach and links to real life. For example, Handling Data in Numeracy will be linked to a Science topic that involves collecting data. 

We have attached our calculations policy below, but by clicking on the operations pages below you can get access to some short videos to give guidance for how we teach written calculations.