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.  
 

We teach the National Curriculum which is enhanced by a vast range of mathematical experiences. Heathcote Primary School’s curriculum is enriched through the use of White Rose materials across school. This provides all children with a consistent approach to Mathematics. 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. We compliment White Rose by delivering our lessons using a 6 part lesson approach. This 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 further 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.

 

We believe that continuous professional development (CPD) of all our stakeholders is crucial. High quality CPD allows everyone to be clear and knowledgeable about our approach to maths. Our CPD sessions are open to all staff and have ranged from exploring the use of variation in maths to opening up the learning with rich and sophisticated problem solving. This deeper understanding of the maths curriculum allows teaching staff to feel better prepared in supporting our children in making progress within their mathematical knowledge and skills.

 

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 and much more.

Here are our calculation policies. We have begun the transition to White Rose. We shall be using their own policies too. 
Here you will also find the White Rose Progression map to show the small steps through our Maths curriculum. 
 
World Maths Day 2020