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Maths

Key Principles of Mathematics at William Davies

At William Davies our approach to mathematics is ‘Mastery Mathematics’. This ensures children develop procedural fluency alongside conceptual understanding in the context of reasoning, explanation and justification. Concepts are taught in depth. The key principles of our curriculum are:

  • Longer Units of Work – children work on key conceptual areas for a longer period of time, rather than jumping between maths ‘topics’ so depth of understanding can be developed.
  • Anchor Tasks – the starter task in a session is often set in the context of the real world and is low threshold, high ceiling – meaning can be easily accessed and has depth to challenge ‘rapid-grapsers’. Anchor Tasks also promote communication – thus developing reasoning and explanation skills; as well as promoting social interactions – children are encouraged to see things from an other’s perspective.
  • High Quality Text Books – we use ‘Maths – No Problem!’ text books intelligently to underpin our curriculum.
  • A range of heuristics (problem solving strategies), including bar modelling which allows children to represent and expose the mathematics in a problem.
  • Mixed Ability Groupings – groups and pairings are chosen based on children who work well together, not ability.
  • Swift Intervention – children who struggle receive intervention which quickly follows the initial learning with a highly qualified teachers, or possibly, in some cases, pre-teaching.
  • Challenge For All – we seek to challenge all learners to deepen their understanding and make connections in their learning through specific or more general challenge activities.
  • Journaling and Self Reflection – children are encouraged to journal regularly and complete other self-reflection activities to support meta cognition and self regulation. 
  • Developing resilience and self-regulation – teachers will often neither confirm nor reject answers children give in order to develop their own self checking skills.
  • Granular Steps – teachers take minute steps in learning based on variation theory to develop concepts soundly.
  • Effective Feedback – written feedback support children in affirming their learning as well as ensuring children are self checking and supports in deepening understanding through promoting reasoning and connection building. Oral feedback seeks to achieve the same.

William Davies Maths Curriculum

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Numbers to 10

Number bonds

Addition within 10

Subtraction within 10

Positions

Numbers to 20

Addition and subtraction within 20

Shapes and pattern

Length and height

Numbers to 40

Addition and subtraction word problems

Multiplication

Division

Fractions

Numbers to 100

Time

Money

Volume and capacity

Mass

Space

Numbers to 100

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication of 2 5 and 10

Multiplication and division of 2 5 and 10

Length

Mass

Temperature

Picture graphs

More word problems

Money

Two dimensional shapes

Three dimensional shapes

Fraction

Time

Volume

Numbers to 1000

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Further multiplication and division

Length

Mass

Volume

Money

Time

Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs

Fractions

Angles

Line and Shapes

Perimeter of Figures

Numbers to ten thousand

Addition and subtraction within 10000

Multiplication and division

Further multiplication and division

Graphs

Fractions

Time

Decimals

Money

Maths, volume and length

Area of figures

Geometry

Position and movement

Roman numerals

Numbers to 1,000,000

Whole Numbers: Addition and Subtraction

Whole Numbers: Multiplication and Division

Whole Numbers: Word Problems

Graphs

Fractions

Decimals

Percentage

Geometry

Position and Movement

Measurement

Area and Perimeter

Volume

Roman Numerals

Numbers to 10 million

Four Operations on Whole Numbers

Fractions

Decimals

Measurements

Word Problems

Percentage

Ratio

Algebra

Area and Perimeter

Volume

Geometry

Position and Movement

Graphs and Averages

Negative Numbers

Maths Curriculum Targets for the Year

 

English

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 RWI Labels & captions I am Poetry Recount Writing RWI Lists Colour Poetry Family Fiction RWI Instructions Tongue-twisters & Silly Poetry Descriptive Writing
Year 2 RWI Acrostic poetry Diary Writing Fairy Story fiction Number & Senses poetry Instruction Writing Information Writing ‘Add a verse’ Poetry Adventure Fiction
Year 3 Traditional Stories Shape Poetry Information Writing Book Review Haiku Explanation Writing Playscripts Riddles & Limericks Letter Writing
Year 4 Fantasy Fiction Nonsense Poetry Non-Chronological Report Recount Writing Diamante Poetry Mystery Fiction Information Writing Ballade Poetry Adventure Fiction
Year 5 Myths Narrative Poetry Letter Writing Playscripts Cinquin poetry Explanation Writing Suspense Fiction Kennings Poetry Instructions
Year 6 Non-Chronological Report Classic & Slam Poetry Fantasy Fiction Journalistic Writing Mystery Fiction Debate Writing Persuasive writing Classic & Choral Poetry Biography & Autobiography

Targets

 

Science

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Animals inc. humans Seasonal changes Everyday Materials Plants
Year 2 Use of everyday materials Animlas inc. humans All living things and their habitats Plants
Year 3 Rocks Plants Animals inc. humans Light Forces and magnets
Year 4 Electricity Sound States of matter All living things Animals inc. humans
Year 5 Forces Earth and space Properties and changes of materials All living things
Year 6 All living things Evolution and inheritance Light Electricity

Geography

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 The weather of our world Our School world Barnaby  
Year 2 Map Work Where I live An Arctic home
Year 3 Settlements- Stone Age The local area Map work – Italy and Britain
Year 4 No topic European Countries   Place Knowledge
Year 5 Earth geography Human geography Physical geography
Year 6 No topic Map work Islamic regions

 

   

History

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Toys from the past No topic Transport
Year 2 The great fire of London Significant individuals- Mary Seacole No topic
Year 3 Britain – stone age to the Iron age No topic Romans in Britain
Year 4 No topic Ancient Egypt Anglo-saxons and Scots
Year 5 Ancient Greece No topic The Vikings
Year 6 No topic World War 2 Early Islamic Civilization

Music

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Singing and instrumentation with specialist teacher Singing and instrumentation with specialist teacher Singing and instrumentation with specialist teacher
Year 2 Singing and instrumentation with specialist teacher Singing and instrumentation with specialist teacher Singing and instrumentation with specialist teacher
Year 3 Singing Lessons Ukulele Tuition Singing Lessons Ukulele Tuition Singing Lessons Ukulele Tuition
Year 4 Singing Lessons Ukulele Tuition Singing Lessons Ukulele Tuition Singing Lessons Ukulele Tuition
Year 5 ECaM Keyboard Tuition Singing Lessons ECaM Keyboard Tuition Singing Lessons ECaM Keyboard Tuition Singing Lessons
Year 6 ECaM Keyboard Tuition Singing Lessons ECaM Keyboard Tuition Singing Lessons ECaM Keyboard Tuition Singing Lessons

PE

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1 AUT1 Games Gym (Coach) Dance SPR1 Dance Gym (coach) Games SUM1 Dance Gym (coach) Games
AUT2 Games Gym (Coach) Dance SPR2 Games Gym (coach) Dance SUM2 Athletics Gym (coach) Dance
Year 2 AUT1 Games Gym (Coach) Dance SPR1 Dance Gym (coach) Games SUM1 Dance Gym (coach) Games
AUT2 Games Gym (Coach) Dance SPR2 Games Gym (coach) Dance SUM2 Athletics Gym (coach) Dance
Year 3 AUT1 Dance Coach Games   SPR1 Games Coach Gym   SUM1 Dance Coach Gym  
AUT2 Dance Coach Gym (coach)   SPR2 Games Gym   SUM2 Games Swimming  
Year 4 AUT1 Games Dance   SPR1 Dance Swimming   SUM1 Games Dance  
AUT2 Games Gym   SPR2 Gym Games   SUM2 Athletics Gym  
Year 5 AUT1 Gym Coach Games   SPR1 Dance Coach Gym   SUM1 Games Dance  
AUT2 Dance Games (coach)   SPR2 Games Gym   SUM2 Athletics Games  
Year 6 AUT1 Gym Games   SPR1 Dance Gym   SUM1 Games Dance  
AUT2 Dance Coach Games   SPR2 Games Gym   SUM2 Athletics Gym  

 

Religious Education

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 What does it mean to belong to Sikhism? How do Christians celebrate Christmas? What can be special about living with family and friends? (All religions and worldviews) What does it mean to belong to Islam? What does it mean to belong to Christianity? What does it mean to belong to Hinduism?
Year 2 Why did Jesus tell stories? Why are different books special for different people? How does special food and fasting help people in their faith? How do we know that Easter is coming? What special story is told at Easter? Where did the world come from and how should we look after it?  Why do people celebrate? (Celebration of Kwanzaa)
Year 3 What do Sikh sayings tell us about Sikh beliefs? What is the significance of light in religion? How do Jews celebrate their beliefs at home and in the synagogue? How did Jesus and Buddha make people stop and think? What can we learn about different symbols and signs used in religions? How and why do Hindus celebrate Holi?
Year 4 What happens when someone gets married? What makes me the person I am? What religions and worldviews are represented in our neighbourhood? Why is Easter important to Christians? How and why do Hindus worship at home and in the Mandir? Why is the Bible special for Christians
Year 5 What do religions believe about God? How is Christmas celebrated around the world? How do Christians try to follow Jesus’ example? Why is Muhammed and the Quran important to Muslims? What inner forces affect how we think and behave? ‘Animal Lawsuit’ or ‘Thankfulness’
Year 6 What qualities are important to present day religious leaders? What do people believe about life after death? What are the sources of the story about what happened on the first Easter Sunday? What similarities and differences do religions and world views share? How do people express their faith through the arts in Christianity? How could we design a celebration that involved everyone, whether religious or not, in a meaningful and imaginative?

Art & Design

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Piet Mondrian (abstract art) David Hockney (pop art) The Lajkonik festivities of Krakow
Year 2 Ron Embleton (illustrator/comics) Paul Cezanne (Post-impressionist/ still life) Joan Miro (surrealism: sculptor/artist)
Year 3 Cave paintings – Lascaux cave, & hand signatures George Seurat (pointillism) Roman Mosaics
Year 4 Pablo Picasso (cubist) Vincent van Gogh (post-impressionist) Alberto Giacometti
Year 5 Great architects of Greece (Iktinos and Kallikrates: The Parthenon) Theatre Art Paul Klee (landscapes/ ‘landscape with yellow birds’)
Year 6 Julian Opie – self portrait Blitz Art Art self-study – Tate modern and Tate Britain

PSHE

KS1 & KS2

Children build their knowledge and understanding by focusing on the following areas:

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me

Design & Technology

 

Autumn

Spring Summer
Year 1   Design and make a house for the three little pigs Design and make a car for Barnaby Bear
Year 2   Design and make a healthy meal – Fruit Kebab Design and make an Arctic vehicle to access an arctic home
Year 3 Design a new Flintstones character that will be featured in a puppet show. Design a healthy sandwich for the Autumn menu  
Year 4 Design and make an Iron Man toy with light up eyes Design a page for an adventure story book aimed at 5-6 year olds.  
Year 5    Design and make a puppet for a theatre show – The Lion King    Design and make a lunch for a Viking banquet 
Year 6    Design and make an electrical lamp Design and make props, sets and costumes for end of    term production

Computing

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 Creating Pictures Handling Data Beebots iboard Word processing  
Year 2 Creating pictures Giving instructions Handling Data Word processing
Year 3 Lego WeDo Scratch Juniour viewpoint Welcome to the web- esafety Creating pictures Word processing
Year 4 Scratch Lego WeDo Creating pictures Handling data Word processing
Year 5 Scratch Lego WeDo The Internet Spreadsheets Graphic Modelling Multimedia Presentations
Year 6 Scratch MLE – safety project Multimedia Lego WeDo Speadsheets