By Gary Evans on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Calculations policy, Maths. No Comments

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. (DfE, 2014)

Mathematics at Bournville Junior School reflects the recent major shift in primary mathematics away from a curriculum of breadth (children being accelerated through to new content too early) to one of depth. This means all children will aim to build a deep understanding of concepts so they can apply their skills fluently and flexibly by being challenged to solve increasingly complex problems before tacking new content. They achieve this by using mathematical equipment and pictorial representations. Also, there is more focus on mathematical reasoning where children follow a line of enquiry, find proof and use mathematical language to explain their thinking. This way, children will be more secure and more confident with mathematics as they move to KS3. More than this, we aim to give our children the best platform as lifelong users of mathematics.

Bournville Junior School Mathematics Curriculum Overview

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Useful links

Link to BJS calculation videos page
Video lessons that cover calculation for every operation and fractions from years 3 to 6.
This is the document details how calculation is learned at BJS.
Brilliant games to improve recall of number facts. Compete against others around the world, if you wish!


Wonderful problem-solving and reasoning activities.|


Khan Academy
Instructional videos on all areas of maths. Like having a teacher you can rewind!|


BBC KS2 Bitesize Maths
Lots of videos and activities from BBC Bitesize.





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