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Mathematics

 

Curriculum Intent - Mathematics


 

Characteristics of a John Bamford Mathematician 

 Implementation

Cycle 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

Fire, fire!

 

Measure – DT baking bread (mass and weight), pretending they are bakers in Pudding Lane.

Our Town (Local adventure)

 

Position and direction – RE use shapes to create a pattern to design wrapping paper.

 

Statistics – gather data, which gift would you like to receive? (Link to RE)

Into the Woods!

 

Position and direction – Geography - use vocabulary to help Fairy Tale character out of the woods.

Study of National Fairy Tales (National adventure)

 

Measure – DT - use standard measure to measure length of materials to make a puppet.

All about Orang-utan’s/Rainforests

 

Statistics – science investigation – ask and answer questions using data – which animal is most common in the rainforest?

Here we are (Global adventure)

 

Measure – DT - use standard measure to measure length of materials to create bag to raise money for orang-utans.

 

PE – Measure – who was faster/slower/finished earlier/later

Years 3 and 4

The Terrible Tudors

 

Measure – measure out food for a Tudor feast

 

Measure – making Tudor rose by measuring material

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

Our local library (Local adventure)

 

Position, direction and movement - grid references based on going to the library

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

The Stone Age

Measure – cooking stone age cookies

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Whole school YMC

Town is by the sea (National adventure)

 

Measure - creating a lighthouse

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

Blue Abyss

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Statistics - water cycle

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Clean Water and Sanitation (Global adventure)

 

Statistics – weather investigation

 

Measure – water

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Years 5 and 6

Romans

 

Statistics – Geography comparative data of different countries e.g. temperature/ rainfall (introduce averages).

Converting imperial units to metric units e.g. length of Hadrian’s wall and how far did the Romans travel.

When creating a catapult in DT, measure the distance travelled and find class average.

Rugeley Miners (Local adventure)

 

 

Measure – Bake a cake converting between imperial and metric.

 

Create a 3D net to present as a wrapped gift.

Mexico

Statistics – Geography comparative data; compare Mexico to England using line graphs and pie charts.

Sports Relief (National adventure)

 

Design a game and translate shapes/formations for Sports Relief.

 

Converting imperial units to metric units related to the sports challenges.

Inventions

 

Statistics – Science comparative data following investigation. e.g. Do boys have a higher heart rate than girls?

 

Deforestation (Global adventure)

 

Deforested areas (every minute the size of one football pitch is deforested): Perimeter and area of football pitches/relate to time.

 

Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

The Victorians

Position and direction – creating patterns for printing for wallpaper in Art

 

 

Our School (Local adventure)

 

Statistics – History – compare data from now and then. How many boys/girls etc.

All About Chocolate!

 

Measure – DT – weighing ingredients to make chocolate treats.

Bright Lights, Big Cities (National adventure)

 

Position and direction – Geography – using directional language.

Growing Up

 

Statistics – Music – which is your favourite piece of music? Gather and record data.

At the seaside, beach pollution (Global adventure)

 

Measure – DT – measure ingredients for their sandwich

Years 3 and 4

Egyptians

Measure – temperatures of different climates

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

 

Our School (Local adventure)

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Measure – make a Christmas decoration

 

Survey – favourite Christmas song

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Position, direction and movement – create a map

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Places in Europe)

Measure – measuring food

 

Measure – measuring the distance between different European counties

 

Measure/time – differences in time zones focusing on European counties

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Position, direction and movement – atlas work

St. George and the Dragon (National adventure)

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Survey – favourite Easter chocolate

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Position, direction and movement – explore the counties and cities within the UK

 

Misty Mountains

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Statistics – science experiment

 

Climate Action (Global adventure)

 

Time – to be taught daily (time keepers)

 

Surveys - weather

Years 5 and 6

Battles of Britain

 

Code breaking linked to mathematical concepts. Link to the Morse code.

 

Linked to measure – Planes/Forces

 

The use of Cannock Chase during WW1(Local adventure)

 

Perimeter and area of camps on Cannock Chase.

 

Made a decoration to take home for Christmas using circumference, radius and diameter. Santa mobile.

The Ancient Greeks

 

Pythagoras and his theorem.

 

Ancient measurement of length was based on the human body, for example the length of a foot, the length of a stride, the span of a hand, and the breadth of a thumb. (Link to science – height compared to span of arms – line graph)

Shakespeare Week

(National adventure)

 

Statistics – Pie Chart to present data following a survey

 

Roman Numerals (Shakespeare plays – acts and scenes)

 

Grid references and translation related to the different locations around the UK

Forces of Nature

 

Compare the distance between different locations, convert from imperial to metric measurements

Sustainability and Recycling (Global adventure)

 

Statistics – Pie Chart – How much of our recycling is cardboard, plastic or paper?

  


Aspire to be a Mathematician 


Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Mathematician:  

  • Chief Test Pilot  
  • Automotive Engineer  
  • Astronaut  
  • Land Surveyor   
  • Astronomer  
  • Chartered Accountant  
  • Software Engineer  
  • Teacher 
  • Financial advisor 
  • Computer programmer 
  • Nurse  
  • Doctor 

 

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https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/mathematics  

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