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Maths Curriculum

 

Intent

The aim of the Maths Curriculum at Holy Trinity C of E Primary school is to ensure that our children leave school as confident and competent mathematicians who are fluent, can reason mathematically, problem solve and have a deep conceptual understanding of each strand of mathematics.

 

We believe that all children, regardless of their starting point, should be afforded opportunities to maximise their academic achievement and leave Holy Trinity C of E Primary School with an appreciation and enthusiasm for Maths. At Holy Trinity C of E Primary School, we want our children to know that maths is essential to everyday life and enable them to become confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks. Our children are, therefore, encouraged to make mistakes in a safe and supportive environment where they can discuss these misconceptions with their peers and teachers. This enables them to build their resilience so that they become confident and fluent in mathematics.

 

To achieve our intent, we provide a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum which is underpinned by a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to maths. The use of appropriate mathematical vocabulary is modelled throughout lessons by both staff and children. Once a child can articulate their understanding of a concept, they can truly begin to make connections within their learning. 

Our curriculum caters to the needs of all pupils and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities, striving to achieve their potential whilst recognising that maths underpins much of our daily lives.

 

Implementation

Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure coverage is balanced, structured and allows for deep learning. We use White Rose as our curriculum spine, and supplement this with additional resources, such as NCETM resources, when necessary. At Holy Trinity C oF E Primary maths is delivered in a way which enables children to build on what they know and have previously learned. Lessons are planned and taught in sequences which develop skills and knowledge progressively. The majority of pupils will move through the curriculum at broadly the same pace. Once children have a secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts, these are then applied in different contexts, question styles and/or problem-solving questions.

 

Daily maths lessons always include fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are consistently used across all key stages in order to develop conceptual understanding and to build mathematical links between different mathematical concepts.

 

Our staff use their knowledge of the children’s prior learning in conjunction with ongoing formative and summative assessments, as a starting point for all future planning and teaching.  Lessons are planned combining this knowledge with the White Rose Schemes of Learning to enable all pupils to make good progress and to ensure all concepts are understood. Pupil engagement is important and we design lessons which involve all pupils, ensuring they are invested in their learning and make positive contributions to their lessons.

 

In Early Years Foundation Stage, we relate the mathematical aspects of the children’s work to the Development Matters statements and the Early Learning Goals, as set out in the EYFS profile document. Mathematics development involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and describing shapes, space, and measures. Children will develop their understanding through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. EYFS use Number Blocks, White Rose Early Years Scheme of Learning and NCETM Mastering Number to support maths learning.

 

 

Impact

All children will leave Holy Trinity as numerate and confident mathematicians who are able to use and apply their mathematical understanding to a range of everyday contexts. 

  • Children will be able to choose and use a range of mathematical equipment to support their understanding of a concept and to help them to solve mathematical problems.
  • Maths will be seen by the children as an enjoyable subject which allows them to be curious and inquisitive. 
  • Children have the confidence to use and apply their knowledge to help them to solve problems and reason mathematically.
  • Pupils are aware of and able to make connections between different areas of mathematics. This allows them to solve increasingly complex problems and demonstrate deeper understanding of the concepts.
  • Our children leave Holy Trinity aware that maths links to many other subjects, and are able to use confidently use their mathematical knowledge to support their learning in other subjects such as Science, History, Geography and DT.

Maths progression document from Y1 to Y6

Maths

Below is a detailed overview of the content your child will be covering within Maths in each year group. 

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