Primary Intent
We aim to equip students with tools such as logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Instead of learning mathematical procedures by rote, we want students to build a deep understanding of concepts, which will enable them to apply their learning in different situations. Mathematics is taught through practical and written activities that have real meaning for the children, enabling them to develop their numerical skills and the ability to solve problems.
At Ark Globe Academy Primary, our Mathematics curriculum is delivered through the Mathematics Mastery programme from Reception to Year 6. The programme emphasises cumulative mastery of the essential knowledge and skills of mathematics. It embeds a deep understanding of maths by employing a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach – using objects and pictures before numbers and symbols so that students understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening.
Our Mathematics curriculum consists of the following areas of study:
- using and applying maths in different contexts
- number and algebra
- shape, space and measure
- data handling
Combined with this, our mathematics curriculum places a strong emphasis on arithmetic, developing mental recall of number facts before introducing written calculations for all the four operations. Our approach uses concrete manipulatives (such as number lines and bead strings), pictorial representatives (pictures representing mathematical concepts) and more abstract approaches (written equations). This structured support, combined with our high expectations, ensures that children make clear connections in mathematics which they can then apply to a variety of situations.
Secondary & Sixth Form Intent
Our Mathematics curriculum prepares our students for university and to be leaders in their community by:
- Encouraging students to recognise that mathematics permeates the world around us
- Enabling students to articulate their misconceptions and ideas using correct mathematical language and notations
- Empowering students to develop their thinking and reasoning power
So that students can become logical thinkers and able problem solvers as individuals prepared for further learning in mathematics or functionally numerate citizens.
Year 1
Autumn 1 | Autumn 2 |
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Numbers to 10, Adding and Subtracting to 10, Shape and Patterns | Numbers to 20, Addition and Subtraction within 20 |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Time, Exploring Calculations Strategies within 20, Numbers to 50 | Addition and Subtraction within 20, Fractions, Measures: Length and Mass |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Numbers to 50 to 100 and beyond, Addition and Subtraction, Money | Multiplication and Division, Measures: Capacity and Volume |
Year 2
Autumn 1 | Autumn 2 |
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Numbers within 100, Addition and Subtraction of 2-digit numbers, Addition and Subtraction word problems | Measures: Length, Graphs, Multiplication and Division: 2, 5 and 10 |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Time, Fractions, Addition and Subtraction of 2-digit numbers | Money, Faces, Shapes and Patterns; Lines and Turns |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Numbers within 1000, Measures: Capacity and Volume, Measures: Mass | Exploring Calculation Strategies, Multiplication and Division: 3 and 4 |
Year 3
Autumn 1 | Autumn 2 |
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Number Sense and Exploring Calculation, Place Value, Graphs | Addition and Subtraction, Length and Perimeter |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Multiplication and Division, Deriving Multiplication and Division Facts | Time, Fractions |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Angles and Shapes, Measures | Securing Multiplication and Division, Exploring Calculation Strategies and Place Value |
Year 4
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Reasoning with 4-digit numbers, Addition and Subtraction | Multiplication and Division, Discrete and Continuous Data |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Securing Multiplication Facts, Fractions, Time | Decimals, Area and Perimeter |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Solving Measure and money problems, 2D Shape and Symmetry | Position and Direction, Reasoning with Patterns and Sequences, 3D Shape |
Year 5
Autumn 1 | Autumn 2 |
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Reasoning with Large Whole Integers, Integer addition and subtraction, Line Graphs | Multiplication and Division, Perimeter and Area |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Fractions and Decimals, Angles | Fractions and Percentages, Transformations |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Converting Units of Measure, Calculating Whole Numbers and Decimals | 2D and 3D shape, Volume, Problem Solving |
Year 6
Autumn 1 | Autumn 2 |
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Integers and Decimals, Multiplication and Division, Calculation Problems | Fractions, Missing Angles and Length |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Coordinates and Shapes, Fractions, Decimals and Measures | Percentages and Statistics, Proportion Problems |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Revision of KS2 National Curriculum | Consolidate topics |
Year 7
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Place value |
Directed numbers |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Angles |
Coordinates |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Prime factors |
Fraction calculations |
Year 8
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Sequences |
Linear graphs |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Real-life graphs |
Univariate data |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Angles in polygons |
Circles |
Year 9
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FDP review |
Linear equations review |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Constructions and Loci |
Similarity |
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Quadratics |
Indices |
Year 10
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Foundation: Higher: |
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Year 11
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Foundation: Higher |
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Revision And Exams |
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Revision and Exams | Exams |
Year 12
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Quadratics |
Quadratics |
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Sampling |
Sampling |
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Exponentials and Logarithms |
Exponentials and Logarithms |
Year 13
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Binomials |
Parametric equations |
Spring 1 | Spring 2 |
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Regression, Correlation |
Moments |
Summer 1 | Summer 2 |
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Vectors |
Revision and Exams |