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Changes to Maths Curriculum

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 1

What’s gone?

What’s been added?

  • Data handling/Statistics is removed from Y1
  • No specific requirement to describe patterns
  • No specific requirements to describe ways of solving problems or explain choices

 

  • Counting & writing numerals to 100
  • Write numbers in words up to 20
  • Number bonds secured to 20
  • Use of vocabulary such as equal, more than, less than, fewer, etc.


Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 2

What’s gone?

What’s been added?

  • Rounding two-digit numbers to the nearest 10
  • Halving/doubling no longer explicitly required
  • Using lists/tables/diagrams to sort objects

 

  • Solving problems with subtraction
  • Finding/writing fractions of quantities (and lengths)
  • Adding two 2-digit numbers
  • Adding three 1-digit numbers
  • Demonstrating commutativity of addition & multiplication
  • Describing properties of shape (e.g. edges, vertices)
  • Measuring temperature in °C
  • Tell time to nearest 5 minutes
  • Make comparisons using < > = symbols
  • Recognise £ p symbols and solve simple money problems*

 

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 3

What’s gone?

What’s been added?

  • Specific detail of problem-solving strategies (although
  • the requirement to solve problems remains)
  • Rounding to nearest 10/100 moves to Year 4
  • Reflective symmetry moves to Year 4
  • Converting between metric units moves to Year 4
  • No requirement to use Carroll/Venn diagrams

 

  • Adding tens or hundreds to 3-digit numbers
  • Formal written methods for addition/subtraction
  • 8 times tables replaces 6 times tables (!)
  • Counting in tenths
  • Comparing, ordering, adding & subtracting fractions
  • with common denominators
  • Indentifying angles larger than/smaller than right
  • angles
  • Indentify horizontal, vertical, parallel and
  • perpendicular lines
  • Tell time to the nearest minute, including 24-hour
  • clock and using Roman numerals
  • Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year

 

Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 4

What’s gone?

What’s been added?

  •  Specific detail on lines of enquiry,  representing problems and find strategies to solve problems and explaining methods (i.e. largely from old Ma1)
  •  Using mixed numbers (moved to Y5)
  •  Most ratio work moved to Y6
  •  Written division methods (moved to Y5)
  •  All calculator skills removed from KS2 PoS
  •  Measuring angles in degrees (moved to Y5)

 

 

  •  Solving problems with fractions and decimals to two decimal places
  •  Rounding decimals to whole numbers
  •  Roman numerals to 100
  •  Recognising equivalent fractions
  •  Knowing equivalent decimals to common fractions
  •  Dividing by 10 and 100 (incl. with decimal answers)
  •  Using factor pairs
  •  Translation of shapes
  •  Finding perimeter/area of compound shapes
  •  Solve time conversion problems

 

 

 Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 5

What’s gone?

What’s been added?

  • Detail of problem-solving process and data handling cycle no longer required
  •  Calculator skills moved to KS3
  •  Probability moves to KS3

 

Several elements are now expected to be covered in lower KS2, e.g. decimals/fractions knowledge, points in the first quadrant; parallel/perpendicular lines

  •  Understand & use decimals to 3dp
  •  Solve problems using up to 3dp, and fractions
  •  Write %ages as fractions; fractions as decimals
  •  Use vocabulary of primes, prime factors, composite numbers, etc.
  •  Know prime numbers to 20
  •  Understand square and cube numbers
  •  Use standard multiplication & division methods for up to 4 digits
  •  add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  •  multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
  •  deduce facts based on shape knowledge
  •  distinguish regular and irregular polygons
  •  calculate the mean average

 

 Changes to the Maths Curriculum: Year 6

What’s gone?

What’s been added?

  • Detail of problem-solving processes no longer    explicit
  •  Divisibility tests
  •  Calculator skills move to KS3 PoS
  •  Rotation moves to KS3
  •  Probability moves to KS3
  •  Median/Mode/Range no longer required

 

  • Compare and ordering fractions greater than 1
  •  Long division
  •  4 operations with fractions
  •  Calculate decimal equivalent of fractions
  •  Understand & use order of operations
  •  Plot points in all 4 quadrants
  •  Convert between miles and kilometres
  •  Name radius/diameter and know relationship
  •  Use formulae for area/volume of shapes
  •  Calculate area of triangles & parallelograms
  •  Calculate volume of 3-d shapes
  •  Use letters to represent unknowns (algebra)
  •  Generate and describe linear sequences
  •  Find solutions to unknowns in problems

 

 

 

 

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