At Skelton School our intent in Mathematics is that all children have access to a high quality and ambitious mathematics curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which prepares them well for the next stage in their education, everyday life and future employment. We aim to empower our children with a ‘have a go’ attitude in mathematics. Our children are taught in a positive and supportive environment where they feel confident to take risks and know that it is ok to make mistakes, and where they understand that we can learn from them. We encourage children to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and aim for all pupils to enjoy, achieve highly and become confident, capable and resilient mathematicians. We intend that all pupils:
u Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
v Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios and persevere in finding solutions.
w Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
Supporting Learning at Home
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
The MTC is a key stage 2 (KS2) assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of Year 4. It is delivered as an online, on-screen digital assessment.
The MTC is focused on the fluent recall of multiplication facts. This is included in the national curriculum (2014) statutory programme of study for mathematics at key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2.
The MTC became statutory from the 2021/2022 academic year. All eligible year 4 pupils who are registered at maintained schools, special schools or academies (including free schools) in England are required to take the check.