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hamilton maths blocks linked to new curriculum for wales

ruth merttens by ruth merttens

hamilton blocks: a progression of units to deliver the new welsh curriculum

hamilton's teaching order, based on existing short maths blocks, enables teachers to deliver the new mathematics and numeracy curriculum.

reception curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn, spring & summer)
reception/year 1 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 1 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 1/2 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 2 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 2/3 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 3 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn and spring)
year 3/4 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn, spring & summer)
year 4 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 4/5 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn, spring & summer)
year 5 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 5/6 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
year 6 curriculum for wales maths teaching order (autumn)
(remaining terms are coming very soon!)

the progression of units in the hamilton blocks is now matched to the new ‘statements of what matters’ for schools in wales, so that teachers working through our spiral curriculum are able to make direct links to the descriptions of learning within the relevant progression step.

maths short blocks wales

teachers can download planning charts from the site demonstrating:

  • full coverage of the new mathematics and numeracy curriculum;
  • an order of teaching that ensures logical progression through skills.

teachers can be confident that each unit of learning matches the progression steps. flexibility to match teaching to the needs of the class is easy, because each unit is clearly identified by the skills it covers. this means that teachers can make their own judgements as to whether a particular unit’s teaching is required for the children in their class, or whether to move straight on to the next unit.