Maths Curriculum

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In maths lessons at Markway School, pupils engage with schemes of work, based on their maths ages. Maths ages are defined by PUMA tests, which the pupils complete three times a year.

Pupil progress is monitored on learning pathways, which show the progress pupils are making against different strands of the curriculum. Once it is felt pupils have a strong enough understanding of the curriculum, they are put forward for accreditation as follows.

Generally from year 9 onwards AQA Entry level qualification

Entry 1, 2 & 3

After completion of Entry level 3 Pearson (Edexcel) Functional skills level 1
After completion of Functional skills level 1 Pearson (Edexcel) Functional skills level 2

Level 1


Autumn Term

  • Counting, ordering, comparing numbers to 20 and beyond
  • Number stories, for addition / subtraction facts, doubles and counting on / back 1
  • 2D shapes: identifying, naming and sorting according to different properties
  • reading, writing, comparing, ordering numbers to 20 and beyond; adding / subtracting 1 or 10
  • number facts; representing addition and subtraction with concrete objects
  • establishing position and direction, then comparing and measuring lengths with uniform units.
  • counting on or back 1 / 2 / 3 and recognising coins, then finding totals


Spring Term

  • use a variety of images to embed an understanding of 2-digit numbers and place value, including finding 1 more / less
  • embed a reliable recall of number facts, then using these to solve simple word problems
  • use known number facts to add and subtract using unit patterns and other strategies
  • naming and identifying 3D shapes and their properties, and then on rehearsing days of the week and months of the year
  • counting, extending this skill to include counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and identifying patterns; counting is related to estimation and then to halves and quarters as equal parts of a whole.
  • number facts, including doubles and halves, and the use of these in additions and subtractions to 20
  • units of time and telling the time to the nearest half hour, and on developing understanding of how long a minute, hour, day, week, etc. are
  • addition and subtraction, specifically in relation to counting on and back, sometimes crossing 10
  • place value in 2-digit numbers and then in relation to money: £1s, 10s, 1ps; children find 1 / 10 more / less than any number


Summer Term

  • consolidate understanding of 2-digit numbers, representing these in different ways, and partitioning into 10s and 1s
  • revision of number facts and using these to solve additions and subtractions involving 1- and 2-digit numbers.
  • weight and capacity, comparing and using uniform non-standard units to measure both; information is recorded in block graphs for ease and clarity
  • doubling and halving numbers, and recognising halves and quarters of shapes; and on recognising coins and solving money problems
  • rehearsing place value in 2-digit numbers
  • identify patterns in multiples of 2, 5 and 10, and relating counting in 2s to doubling and halving
  • telling the time to the quarter hour; on measuring lengths, recording information in pictograms and block graphs; and on repeating patterns using 2D shapes
  • use number facts to solve additions and subtractions involving 1- and 2-digit numbers and finding change
  • consolidate understanding of 2-digit numbers; and on exploring patterns in multiples of 2, 5 and 10



Level 2

Autumn Term

  • place value in numbers 0–100 and different ways of representing, comparing and ordering these
  • learn and use addition and subtraction number facts, including bonds to 10, in simple and harder calculations
  • identify and classify 2D shapes, using a variety of sorting devices
  • develop a good understanding of place value, comparing and ordering numbers to 100, including ordinal numbers
  • add and subtract smaller 2-digit numbers to and from larger ones
  • understand the vocabulary associated with position and movement and then comparing and measuring lengths using cm and m
  • adding, subtracting, doubling and halving 2-digit numbers, using an understanding of place value
  • counting in uniform steps, using coins to help us create sequences and find totals.


Spring Term

  • understand place value in numbers to 100 and beginning to use this to add and subtract 2-digit numbers
  • revise, then use, bonds to 10 in addition (counting on, bridging 10), and subtraction (finding a difference, extending to calculating change)
  • identify 3D shapes and their properties, including naming 2D faces; and then on rehearsing telling the time on analogue and digital clocks
  • extend understanding of place value to include landmarked lines and estimation
  • doubling and halving, including odd numbers, leading to counting in halves and mixed numbers; unit and non-unit fractions are then modelled using a variety of images
  • clever counting’ on the number line, and introduces the × sign for multiplication
  • telling the time and further develops children’s understanding of the units of time; time is then used as the context for data to be represented on pictograms and block graphs
  • ‘clever counting’ using arrays as well as number lines; division is introduced as the inverse of multiplication
  • rehearse coin and note values, and on writing amounts of money; money is then used as the context for adding and finding totals


Summer Term

  • secure a robust understanding of place value, including adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers by counting on/back in 10s and 1s
  • use number facts to solve additions and subtractions, including adding several numbers and counting up using complements to the next multiple of 10 to find a difference
  • use non-standard and standard units to measure and compare weights and capacities; and on using this context to revise the use of block graphs
  • doubling and halving as inverse operations, and relates division to fractions, including finding halves, quarters and thirds of amounts
  • mental addition and subtraction strategies, using number facts and place value; and on using £.p notation and solving money problems
  • relate multiplication and division to ‘clever counting’ (steps of 2, 3, 5, 10), understanding multiplication as arrays, and solving divisions as missing number problems
  • estimating and measuring lengths in cm; and on telling the time to 5 minutes
  • adding by partitioning; finding differences; and on multiplying and dividing by counting in steps
  • Revise place value in 2-digit numbers, and extending to place value in 3-digit numbers



Level 3

Autumn Term

  • revise the understanding and use of place value and number facts in mental addition and subtraction
  • key multiplication and division facts and on doubling and halving
  • tell the time with increasing accuracy, and identifying, describing and sorting 3D shapes
  • placing 2- and 3-digit numbers on a line and using an empty number line to find differences
  • doubling and halving, and understanding a half and other unit fractions
  • understand place value, including in money, and on using partitioning in adding and subtracting
  • SI units and measurement of length and capacity
  • use number lines to compare and round numbers and to find differences
  • revise key calculation strategies and their use in word problems


Spring Term

  • embed a thorough understanding of place value and properties of numbers
  • partitioning in addition; and on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables
  • fractions as numbers, finding equivalent fractions, placing fractions on a line, and on fractions as operators, finding fractions of amounts
  • angles, including right angles, measurement of turn, and the ° symbol; and on properties of 2D shapes and finding perimeters
  • secure understanding of place value underpins rounding, mental addition and subtraction, and column methods of addition
  • time-telling on digital and analogue clocks, and the calculation of time intervals; these are used in solving word problems
  • Use number lines to facilitate an understanding of place value in 3-digit numbers, and as an efficient method of performing subtraction involving 3-digit numbers
  • develop multiplication strategies using doubling and halving and the grid method; division is related to multiplication and this relationship is used to solve missing number problems


Summer Term

  • secure understanding of addition and subtraction and rehearsing sound mental strategies, extending to adding and subtracting fractions
  • develop understanding and skills in multiplication and division, including using tables facts to solve scaling problems, multiplications using the grid method, and divisions using chunking
  • draw and interpret pictograms and bar graphs with different scales, and on using these to record and analyse data in the context of measuring weights
  • mental and written addition and subtraction, including mental strategies, column addition, subtracting by counting up, and choosing appropriate methods to solve problems
  • understand the vocabulary of shape and angle, including measuring perimeters; and on telling the time 5, 10, 20 minutes later using am/pm and 24-hour clock
  • consolidate written multiplication and division strategies, securing understanding of the relation between division and fractions, and moving to finding tenths of amounts
  • rehearse and consolidate mental and written calculation skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division



Level 4

Autumn Term

mental strategies in addition and subtraction, including the use of a robust understanding of place value

    • learn and use multiplication and division facts in solving more advanced problems
    • tell the time, calculate time intervals and using m, cm and mm in the measurement of lengths
    • use formal written methods of addition and subtraction
    • fractions and decimals, and end by using place value in formal addition
    • SI units in measuring, reading scales and collecting, interpreting and recording data
    • use place value to underpin an understanding of different methods in subtraction and to choose between these
    • develop knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division to enable children to tackle harder problems


Spring Term

  • robust understanding of place value and numbers to 10,000, including counting in equal steps; this understanding is then used to underpin mental addition and subtraction
  • written calculation methods underpinned by a secure understanding of place value: vertical subtraction and multiplication methods, and multiplication problems involving money
  • mental multiplication and division strategies, which underpin the work on proper fractions that follows, including finding non-unit fractions of amounts, equivalent fractions and simplifying
  • properties of 2D shapes, including angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, and symmetry
  • relationship between the operations, particularly multiplication and division, and then between addition and subtraction; these important inverse relationships are linked to mental calculation
  • adding and subtracting 2-, 3- and 4- digit numbers; and on using knowledge of factors, products and doubling to solve multiplication problems mentally
  • addition and subtraction using written column methods
  • use coordinate grids; and developing that understanding to draw line graphs and know that intermediate points have meaning
  • enhance mental and written strategies for multiplication and division; and link this to unit and non-unit fractions and the decimal results of dividing by 10 and 100.


Summer Term

  • consolidate place value in 4- and 5-digit numbers, extending to decimals; including multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, placing numbers (including negative) on lines, and adding and subtracting powers of 10
  • extend knowledge of times tables, using this to develop understanding of harder written multiplication algorithms; and on division as the inverse of multiplication
  • calculate perimeters and areas of shapes, and on properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • develop and enhance the concept of decimal number, including relating decimal fractions to proper fractions and recognising equivalents
  • add and subtract 2-, 3- and 4- digit numbers; and on using knowledge of factors, products and doubling to solve multiplication problems mentally
  • addition and subtraction using written column methods
  • use coordinate grids; and developing that understanding to draw line graphs and know that intermediate points have meaning
  • enhance mental and written strategies for multiplication and division; and link this to unit and non-unit fractions and the decimal results of dividing by 10 and 100



Level 5

Autumn Term

  • establish a robust understanding of place value and using this in the development of addition and subtraction calculation strategies
  • multiplying and dividing to get decimal numbers, and then on mental strategies in multiplication and division
  • calculate time intervals and on measuring lengths in cm and mm including perimeters
  • use formal written subtraction and counting up as appropriate, including when finding change
  • multiplication and division, and extend children’s understanding of fractions
  • concept of angles as degrees of ‘turn’, and on comparison, identification and measurement of angles
  • compare and order whole numbers and decimals, and on equivalence in relation to proper fractions and decimals
  • in-depth revision of the four operations, including calculation strategies and the inverse relation between addition and subtraction, multiplication and division


Spring Term

  • develop a robust understanding of place value in larger whole numbers and in decimals; this is used to enable children to round any number to the nearest required power of ten
  • rehearse and develop mental calculation strategies for addition and subtraction
  • rehearse and develop mental calculation strategies for multiplication and division, and on identifying patterns and rules
  • explore the properties of triangles, naming and identifying the different types; and then on SI units of measure, reading scales and conversion problems
  • column addition of decimal numbers, and on mental subtraction of decimal numbers
  • develop written methods for multiplication and division; division is linked to finding fractions of large amounts
  • develop understanding of polygons and angles, particularly in relation to quadrilaterals; metric units are then revised and regularly used imperial units are taught
  • revise proper fractions and equivalent fractions, and then mixed numbers and improper fractions; proper fractions are multiplied by whole numbers
  • rehearse column subtraction and extend to larger / more difficult numbers; column addition and subtraction are used to solve problems


Summer Term

  • adding and subtracting numbers in the context of money and contextual problems
  • Multiply and convert fractions; and on short and long multiplication of whole numbers
  • place value in decimals, including multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100
  • plotting, reflecting and translating shapes on coordinate grids; and on extending understanding of properties of 2D and 3D shapes
  • written methods of addition and subtraction, and choosing efficient strategies to solve problems
  • factors and multiples; on securing the concept of equivalent fractions to enable calculations with fractions; and on further developing written methods of multiplication and division
  • calculate areas, perimeters and volumes, and understanding the difference between measurement in one, two and three dimensions
  • percentages and how they relate to fractions and decimals, and solving problems by finding percentages of amounts
  • revision of: line graphs; calculating time intervals; finding cubes of numbers; using factors to multiply; and solving scaling problems involving fractions and measures



Level 6

Autumn Term

  • understand place value in relation to whole numbers and decimals, which is then used in written methods and mental strategies in addition
  • algebra – developing the use of trial and improvement methods, knowledge of the order of operations including brackets, and the manipulation of sentences containing unknowns
  • measurement in and conversion of SI and imperial units; it also covers the use of 24-hour clock and calculation of time intervals
  • mental strategies and written methods in subtracting and the appropriate use of both with whole and decimal numbers, including money
  • mental strategies and written methods in multiplying; both long and short multiplication are rehearsed, alongside a range of mental tactics
  • positive and negative whole numbers, and then comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting fractions, including mixed numbers
  • 2D shapes, their properties, areas, and perimeters, and 3D shapes, their nets, volumes and properties
  • division and fractions; mental strategies and short division, giving remainders as fractions; fractions are added, subtracted, multiplied and divided; finding percentages is also covered


Spring Term

  • understand place value in large numbers, which underpins the subtraction work that follows
  • understand decimal and proper fractions and their equivalences; calculations including multiplication of these numbers are rehearsed
  • 2D shapes, particularly quadrilaterals, in relation to their diagonals and interior angles; circles are also taught, along with relevant terminology
  • mental and written addition and subtraction methods, including solving word problems
  • number patterns involving factors and multiples, and on long division
  • solve addition and subtraction problems involving money and decimals
  • data representation and manipulation, including line graphs, pie charts and the use and calculation of averages
  • position on a 4-quadrant coordinate grid, with polygons being plotted, translated and reflected; the week concludes with angle theorems
  • use of written algorithms in multiplying and dividing large numbers; both long and short versions of these methods are taught
  • use of generalisations and simple formula, including to find the nth term in a sequence; then moves on to ratio


Summer Term

  • revision of place value in large numbers and in decimal fractions
  • revision of: mental and written strategies in addition and subtraction; finding percentages; order of operations; and finding unknowns in equations
  • revision of: written algorithms for multiplication and division and mental strategies including the use of factors; finding fractions of amounts; and calculating mean average
  • revision of: equivalence in fractions; and using this to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions; and solving ratio problems
  • revision of: properties of 2D shapes; angle types and theorems; perimeter, area and volume; 24-hour clock time intervals; and tables, graphs and charts
  • explore a variety of interesting mathematical concepts and processes, including binary numbers and Napier’s bones; playing with numbers, discovering patterns and solving mathematical puzzles


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