DEFINITION OF A MATHEMATICIAN AT BARNSOLE
What does a mathematician at Barnsole look like at the end of EYFS?
At the end of EYFS, children will have developed a strong grounding in number so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Children will be able to count confidently and have a deep understanding of the numbers to 10. Children will have developed a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary through frequent and varied opportunities. In addition, children will have developed their spatial reasoning skills across all areas of mathematics including shape, space and measures. Children will have developed positive attitudes and interests in mathematics to be able to look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes.
What does a mathematician at Barnsole look like at the end of KS1?
At the end of KS1, children will have developed confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value, which would have involved working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources. Children will be able to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. They will also be able to use a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities. Children will be able to read and spell mathematical vocabulary at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge at Key Stage 1.
What does a mathematician at Barnsole look like at the end of KS2?
At the end of KS2, children will have extended their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. They will have developed the connections between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios. Children will have been provided with opportunities to develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of number and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation. With this foundation in arithmetic, pupils are introduced to the language of algebra as a means for solving a variety of problems. Children will have consolidated and extended their knowledge of geometry and measure by classifying shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and learnt the required vocabulary they need to describe them. Children will be able to read, spell and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly and appropriately.