Maths fluency is an intuitive understanding of numbers, their size, relationships, and how they are affected by operations such as adding, multiplication and division. It’s a kind of “number sense” which involves applying mental arithmetic accurately and quickly but also knowing before hand what answer to expect.
If a child can achieve number sense they’ll have the perfect foundation for future challenges in maths and related subjects.
Practice is key! We believe that it is imperative to keep key maths fundamentals, such as times tables and number facts, "on the boil" through varied and repeated practice in order that children can solve progressively complex problems.
In the latest Primary Mathematics Curriculum there is a significant expectation that Maths must now be taught to greater depth for greater understanding to a greater degree of difficulty. There's quite a lot of new content which, up until now, has been regarded as the province of ‘secondary maths’. This includes long division at year 6, and an increasingly complex understanding of fractions and decimals.Some content has moved ‘down’ by one or two years, meaning children will be expected to master some things earlier than they have before. This is exactly where we excel!
Our classes for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are designed to help build children’s confidence, ability and fluency in mathematics.
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Aim-High Key Stage 2 (KS2) English Curriculum
"Effective language skills are essential to participating fully as a member of society"
KS2 English tutors at Aim-High are all fully qualified and experienced Primary Specialists. They are passionate about helping children to learn and to achieve their full potential.
English tutoring at KS2 is underpinned by the expectations and programme of study set out by the DfE's National Curriculum.
A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.
The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
read easily, fluently and with good understanding
develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.