• Mathematics

Mathematics at The Minster

We follow the new National Curriculum for mathematics. Lessons generally follow a set format, consisting of mental agility work, whole class teaching, group work and a plenary.

Mathematics teaching is rooted in practical experience and opportunities are provided for:

  • Direct teaching by the teacher.
  • Discussion between teacher/pupil, pupil/teacher and pupil/pupil.
  • Appropriate practical work in computation, volume, length, shape, weight, time, area, money.
  • Consolidation and practice of skills. Methods of calculation topics are regularly revised before the next step is taught.
  • Problem solving - including the application of mathematics in everyday situations.
  • Investigational work. This leads to much discussion, individual thought and clear mathematical understanding.

We believe that it is imperative to keep key maths fundamentals, such as times tables and number facts, regularly taught through varied and repeated practice in order that children can solve progressively complex problems. It is therefore expected that most children will be proficient in using their knowledge of all times tables up to twelve by the end of their time in Year 4. Mental agility for speed and accuracy is encouraged with oral questions, together with the ability to estimate distances, weight and volume.


Medium Term Plans

To view the Medium Term Plans for each year group, please see below.

Curriculum Overview Year 3

Curriculum Overview Year 4

Curriculum Overview Year 5

Curriculum Overview Year 6


To view our calculation policy please click here

You can view our Key Instant Recall Facts in the video below