All the teaching staff at Meon Infant School are working with Meon Junior and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.
We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. As an Infant school our education helps teach students the skills and knowledge they will need to continue to develop at our Junior school. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
The principle focus of maths teaching at Meon Infant School is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This involves working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources; e.g. concrete objects and measuring tools.
Pupils will develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. They are encouraged to speak in complete sentences. Teaching should also involve a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities, such as length, mass, capacity, time and money.
By the end of Year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value.
Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge at Key Stage 1.