Click here to view the 2014 Jersey Curriculum for Maths. For an overview and explanation please view the Parents' Guide to the 2014 Jersey Curriculum on our main curriculum page.
The 2014 National Curriculum has three main aims for mathematics. These are to ensure that all pupils:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Other things worth noting:
Pupils should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.
The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage.
Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.
Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.
The Curriculum is broken down into the following basic areas:
Number and place value
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
Geometry: properties of shapes
Geometry: position, direction, motion
Ratio and Proportion (Year 6 only)
Algebra (Year 6 only)
Maths at Grouville School We use a range of resources to support the teaching of Maths at Grouville including MEP (Maths Enhancement Programme), Hamiliton and Abacus. Reasoning skills, problem solving, maths challenges and investigations are all integrated within the maths lessons and is used to help stretch and deepen the understanding and application of the maths skills learnt. We place a large emphasis on Mathematical Thinking, which is a fundamental principle of MEP. All children are encouraged to demonstrate, answer, explain and suggest mathematical ideas. We believe maths should be fun, with mistakes used as teaching points. Lessons are fast-paced and varied to meet the needs of all the children in the class. IT resources. such as MyMaths and Education City are used to compliment and extend children's learning.
Please select from the files below to see the Jersey Curriculum content for your child's year group.