A rich mathematical curriculum is key to pupil engagement and progress. 

We aim to develop an eagerness for exploring maths in all pupils, including those with additional needs, through:

· Promoting a positive and confident maths mindset;

· Opportunity for challenge;

· Links with real life;

· Investigating maths collaboratively in creative ways;

· Applying key skills, vocabulary and reasoning competently to validate the big ideas.

We follow the National Curriculum for Maths, supplemented with other material, and we look for opportunities to make links with a variety of subjects for cross-curricular breadth.

Our Written Calculation Policy provides an overview of the strategies pupils will be taught across the school.

Please see below the Mental Maths Milestones:

Year 1 Mental Maths Milestones

Year 2 Mental Maths Milestones

Year 3 Mental Maths Milestones

Year 4 Mental Maths Milestones

Year 5 Mental Maths Milestones

Year 6 Mental Maths Milestones

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) - Year 4

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.  It is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times table questions. Your child will be able to answer 3 practice questions before taking the actual check. They will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The check has been designed so that it is inclusive and accessible to as many children as possible, including those with special educational needs or disability (SEND) or English as an additional language (EAL). 

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year.

At JRS, we will have a 3-week check window in June to administer the MTC. Teachers will have the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or a whole class at the same time. Your child’s teacher will share your child’s score with you, as they would with all national curriculum assessments.  There is no pass mark for the check.