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 3

Primary Pathway 3

In this pathway, the adapted National Curriculum for Maths is delivered creatively to build upon the skills and knowledge learnt in Primary Pathway 1 and 2.

Number

Pupils will continue to embed their understanding of number through a range of activities that help them to establish what quantity means, as well as still focusing on 'more and less' and simple addition and subtraction methods. Throughout this pathway, the pupils will progress to looking at number bonds, place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication and division. These concepts are taught to the pupils' abilities and they will have the opportunity to use both practical and written activities and also using differentiated strategies/methods to aid their understanding of these concepts.

The application of these skills to real-life situations and problems will be an ongoing focus throughout this pathway.

Measure and Geometry

The pupils will continue to build on and develop their understanding of length, mass and capacity. They will be measuring, ordering and comparing different lengths, weights and capacities and also beginning to understand the different units that are used for each concept. As they progress through this pathway, pupils will be recognising days of the week and months of the year, learning to tell the time on an analogue and digital clock and recognising and describing a range of everyday positions and directions.

Our pupils will also build on their skills linked to Geometry. They will be able to recognise, sort, name and begin to describe a range of 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and they will use a variety of mathematical vocabulary such as edges, sides, corners, faces and vertices. The pupils will construct and make patterns with these shapes as well as learning how to construct the shapes using a variety of materials. As they progress through this pathway, they will be furthering their skills by exploring symmetry and angles.

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 money/coins and identifying change, creating a pictorial/tally chart when recording, making estimations and predictions, describing patterns and relationships 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.

Data Handling

Some of our pupils in this pathway will go on to develop their understanding of ‘data handling’. They will be constructing simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams, bar chart, Venn diagrams and simple tables. The pupils will also be interpreting and answering simple questions about the data presented in these graphs/charts.

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Primary Pathway 3

In this pathway, the adapted National Curriculum for Maths is delivered creatively to build upon the skills and knowledge learnt in Primary Pathway 1 and 2.

Number

Pupils will continue to embed their understanding of number through a range of activities that help them to establish what quantity means, as well as still focusing on 'more and less' and simple addition and subtraction methods. Throughout this pathway, the pupils will progress to looking at number bonds, place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication and division. These concepts are taught to the pupils' abilities and they will have the opportunity to use both practical and written activities and also using differentiated strategies/methods to aid their understanding of these concepts.

The application of these skills to real-life situations and problems will be an ongoing focus throughout this pathway.

Measure and Geometry

The pupils will continue to build on and develop their understanding of length, mass and capacity. They will be measuring, ordering and comparing different lengths, weights and capacities and also beginning to understand the different units that are used for each concept. As they progress through this pathway, pupils will be recognising days of the week and months of the year, learning to tell the time on an analogue and digital clock and recognising and describing a range of everyday positions and directions.

Our pupils will also build on their skills linked to Geometry. They will be able to recognise, sort, name and begin to describe a range of 2D and 3D shapes and their properties and they will use a variety of mathematical vocabulary such as edges, sides, corners, faces and vertices. The pupils will construct and make patterns with these shapes as well as learning how to construct the shapes using a variety of materials. As they progress through this pathway, they will be furthering their skills by exploring symmetry and angles.

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 money/coins and identifying change, creating a pictorial/tally chart when recording, making estimations and predictions, describing patterns and relationships 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.

Data Handling

Some of our pupils in this pathway will go on to develop their understanding of ‘data handling’. They will be constructing simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams, bar chart, Venn diagrams and simple tables. The pupils will also be interpreting and answering simple questions about the data presented in these graphs/charts.