Maths at Barnes Junior School
On this page, you can find out all about the teaching and learning of Maths at Barnes.
We use curriculum planning materials from the NCETM and have identified 'Curriculum Essentials' for Maths, which ensure that children build up their knowledge and skills progressively, as they move through Key Stage 2. These can be found here.
At Barnes Junior School, we value a mathematics 'mastery curriculum' that is engaging and thought-provoking. This curriculum is ambitious and inclusive; tailored through the creative use of resources, support and challenge to meet the needs of all learners. Our aim is for children to develop the necessary skills to become deep thinkers, acquiring mathematical skills that can be recalled quickly and applied in a range of contexts.
Through coherent planning, the use of representations to help children see the structure of maths, the development of fluency and 'going deeper' in order to think like mathematicians, we ensure our maths curriculum equips children with skills and knowledge that they can utilise in their future lives.
At Barnes Junior School, we use the new National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our mathematics curriculum and have recently started to use the NCETM Curriculum Prioritisation Materials. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics in order to make progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education.
Daily maths lessons follow a mastery approach and also incorporate a mental maths session to practise counting, fact recall and calculation skills (CFCs). Times tables facts are central to KS2 maths and at Barnes Junior School we support the children in a range of ways to develop a fluent recall of times table facts up to 12 x 12.
You can find our Mathematics 'Curriculum Roadmap' and our 'Barnes Basics for Maths', below: