Mathematics

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.

Shakuntala Devi

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected subject that is essential to our everyday life. It is critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for understanding our own finances and most forms of employment. At The Rydal Academy our mathematics curriculum provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. 

Our mathematics curriculum is taught through two different types of lessons each week. These lessons consist of a calculations-based lesson (number work) and a shape and space lesson (everything else mathematical!). Teaching of the different areas of the curriculum in these lessons is spread over a two-week period, allowing time for children to progressively deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding. 

We also employ a spiral curriculum which allows our pupils to experience and further their understanding of each area of the mathematics curriculum, at least three times a year.  

Teaching our mathematics curriculum this way allows more opportunity for children to develop deeper understanding through revisiting each area in different contexts. We build on children’s prior knowledge each time they re-encounter each objective. This embeds fluency, reasoning and problem solving, knowledge and skills across the year.

Mathletics, a specialist Maths program, is utilised both at home and at school to further extend children’s understanding and passion for the subject. All children can log on using their own password – https://login.mathletics.com and access tasks set by their teacher.

Please see below for our mathematics learning journeys showing an overview of the curriculum in Year 1 – Year 6. The mathematics curriculum information for Early Years can be found on our dedicated Early Years Foundation Stage page here.

Please click here to see details of the mathematical vocabulary that children are taught in each year group across the school.

Year 1

Please use the Learning Journey to find out about Mathematics in Year 1.

Year 2

Please use the Learning Journey to find out about Mathematics in Year 2.

Year 3

Please use the Learning Journey to find out about Mathematics in Year 3.

Year 4

Please use the Learning Journey to find out about Mathematics in Year 4.

Year 5

Please use the Learning Journey to find out about Mathematics in Year 5.

Year 6

Please use the Learning Journey to find out about Mathematics in Year 6.