Step By Step - The Maths National Curriculum

Our parent-friendly outline of the Maths National Curriculum for each year group, provides information of the skills your child should be learning including examples of the hundreds of TeachMe Maths videos available

During Year 1 and Year 2, the aim is to secure basic number sense. The focus is on practising mental maths and the 2 main concepts are:

  1. Understanding place value (H T U)
  2. Remembering all the number bonds to 20 (e.g. 12 + 8 = 20)

At the end of Year 2, children will take their first SATS test.

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Year 1 and Year 2 – Video Example:

 

During Year 3 and Year 4, the aim is to gain plenty of practice in the 4 operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide). Mental maths continues to be a focus, but children will also be introduced to the written column methods of adding and subtracting in Year 3, and multiplying and dividing in Year 4.

All times tables should be known off-by-heart by the end of Year 4 – both in order and randomly.

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Year 3 and Year 4 – Video Example:

During Year 5 and Year 6, the aim is that children start to apply their knowledge of number bonds, number facts and times tables to tackle more complex problems using larger numbers. Practice is everything.

They should be able to confidently use the written column methods of addition, subtraction, long multiplication and division. In Year 6, Algebra is introduced and there is more focus on fractions, ratio and proportion.

At the end of Year 6, students will sit the SATS exam and some will take the 11+.

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Year 5 and Year 6 – Video Example:

KS3 students are expected to learn more independently and at a faster pace. They should become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, learn to reason by following a line of enquiry, and apply their knowledge to solve more sophisticated problems. Students will study the following areas in preparation for the GCSE years:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Statistics

At the end of KS3, students will begin studying the 2 year GCSE course.

Most parents don’t feel confident in supporting their children at this level of maths, as it gets quite complex with over 250 specific skills to master.

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Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 – Video Example:

 

  • Notation, vocabulary and manipulation
  • Graphs
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Sequences

Year 10 and Year 11 – Video Example:

 

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