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Expectations for Year groups

Our Maths teaching follows the requirements of the programmes of study from the National Curriculum 2014 with our scheme of work written to also take into account the needs of the children at Stoneyholme.


The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent
  • can reason
  • can solve problems


We provide children with a variety of practical resources that enable them to 'see' the maths that they are undertaking. When they are ready the practical resources are replaced with jottings which provide a visual representation and support the next step towards a more formal way of working. By the end of year 4, the majority of children are expected to be working on compact, formal methods of calculation.


The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. Decisions about when to progress will be based on the security of pupils understanding. 
Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged before moving on to new content. Those who are not as fluent will be given additional support.


Click on the buttons below to see the expectaions for each year group.