Maths

Maths at Heathcote Primary School
 

The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to design a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our children to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. We want children to realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. We want them to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy, all of which are necessary to building our local communities.  Our aim is for all our children to have fun with Maths and make lasting memories that could impact on their future careers.  

We teach the National Curriculum which is enhanced by a vast range of mathematical experiences. In Early Years and Key Stage 1 we follow the Mathematical Mastery scheme. This approach ensures that our children understand basic concepts thoroughly and then build on these skills throughout the year so that they gain a cumulative knowledge. Longer is spent on topics so that our children can experience maths through concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. The 6 part lesson design allows our children to become fluent in mathematical concepts. They become sophisticated at making links and representing mathematic concepts in a variety of ways.  We enhance this provision by providing inspiring maths rich environments which allow the children to take part it open-ended investigations and many opportunities to explain and add reason to a range of mathematical concepts.  

In Key Stage 2 our curriculum is mapped out using White Rose, this ensures that the children have a clear progression of skills. Each lesson takes influence from the Mathematics Mastery scheme by following the 6 part lesson design. Within lessons our children are actively encouraged to take ownership of their learning by making their own challenge choices.  

Maths is interwoven throughout our deep and diverse curriculum. Children will learn how maths features in so much of our real lives. This is highlighted through inspiring, interactive displays, Maths driven days such as Maths is Everywhere day, links with national banks such as Natwest, STEM workshops, Mad Science clubs etc.  

Here are some resources that you may find useful.
First is a brief overview about the Mathematics Mastery scheme. You will also find our calculation policy.