Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Primary Pathway 2

Primary Pathway 2

In this pathway, the adapted National Curriculum for Maths is delivered creatively and it provides the opportunities for our pupils to embed and progress their knowledge of mathematical concepts.

Number

Pupils in this pathway will experience number through a variety of different experiences. There will be an emphasis on learning about number through songs; with actions and objects of reference that will represent the quantity they are experiencing. Pupils will also use concrete objects to show and compare quantities. Number recognition will be used alongside their experiences of quantity to ensure they hold a deep and rich understanding of what number actually means. This will then form the basis for beginning early addition and subtraction methods. The concepts of 'which has more/less?' and what is one more/less?' will be introduced.

Pupils will also experience number throughout the day, both in and out of the classroom environment, showing an understanding of quantities and what number actually means in real-life terms. In addition to real-life links, there will be opportunities to experience number through the stories the pupils are focusing on in class and also on a cross-curricular basis.

Measure and Geometry

Pupils will explore concepts of Measure and Geometry through a sensory and practical delivery. They will have the opportunity to explore and experience differentiated concepts linked to length, mass and capacity. Pupils will experience and use everyday language to describe and compare position and size of a variety of objects. Regular times and routines of the day will be specified using songs and Makaton signing; giving the children chance to anticipate and identify these specific time-based events. 

Pupils will also begin to recognise shapes and patterns in the environment and this will progress onto identifying a range of simple shapes. Again, their understanding will be reinforced by using songs and rhymes that will deepen their experiences. Pupils in this pathway will be exploring both 2D and 3D shapes and building on skills linked to these e.g. matching, naming, ordering, describing. There is also the opportunity to build on their knowledge of positions and using simple positional language and the pupils will understand directions such as backwards, forwards, up and down.

Using and Applying

Throughout this pathway, pupils will be provided with opportunities to use and apply their Number, Measure and Geometry skills in a variety of problem-solving opportunities as well as building on their Using and Applying specific skills such as colours, money/coins, sorting and matching etc. These opportunities will be provided in both Maths specific lessons and across a variety of different subject areas to ensure the pupils develop a rich and deep understanding of the different areas/concepts of Maths.

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Primary Pathway 2

In this pathway, the adapted National Curriculum for Maths is delivered creatively and it provides the opportunities for our pupils to embed and progress their knowledge of mathematical concepts.

Number

Pupils in this pathway will experience number through a variety of different experiences. There will be an emphasis on learning about number through songs; with actions and objects of reference that will represent the quantity they are experiencing. Pupils will also use concrete objects to show and compare quantities. Number recognition will be used alongside their experiences of quantity to ensure they hold a deep and rich understanding of what number actually means. This will then form the basis for beginning early addition and subtraction methods. The concepts of 'which has more/less?' and what is one more/less?' will be introduced.

Pupils will also experience number throughout the day, both in and out of the classroom environment, showing an understanding of quantities and what number actually means in real-life terms. In addition to real-life links, there will be opportunities to experience number through the stories the pupils are focusing on in class and also on a cross-curricular basis.

Measure and Geometry

Pupils will explore concepts of Measure and Geometry through a sensory and practical delivery. They will have the opportunity to explore and experience differentiated concepts linked to length, mass and capacity. Pupils will experience and use everyday language to describe and compare position and size of a variety of objects. Regular times and routines of the day will be specified using songs and Makaton signing; giving the children chance to anticipate and identify these specific time-based events. 

Pupils will also begin to recognise shapes and patterns in the environment and this will progress onto identifying a range of simple shapes. Again, their understanding will be reinforced by using songs and rhymes that will deepen their experiences. Pupils in this pathway will be exploring both 2D and 3D shapes and building on skills linked to these e.g. matching, naming, ordering, describing. There is also the opportunity to build on their knowledge of positions and using simple positional language and the pupils will understand directions such as backwards, forwards, up and down.

Using and Applying

Throughout this pathway, pupils will be provided with opportunities to use and apply their Number, Measure and Geometry skills in a variety of problem-solving opportunities as well as building on their Using and Applying specific skills such as colours, money/coins, sorting and matching etc. These opportunities will be provided in both Maths specific lessons and across a variety of different subject areas to ensure the pupils develop a rich and deep understanding of the different areas/concepts of Maths.