High Halstow Primary Academy’s mathematics curriculum has been designed with the aim that our pupil’s will become fluent, independent and risk-taking mathematicians which will have the skills needed to succeed in a variety of scenarios both in the classroom and beyond.
High Halstow Primary Academy adapts and personalises the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning to ensure the effective delivery of the maths curriculum. At HHPA, we follow a PYP curriculum and so mathematics is embedded into inquiry lessons where possible. However, as mathematical knowledge and skills are crucial both at school and beyond the classroom, maths lessons are regularly taught explicitly.
We will deliver a curriculum that:
- allows the children to learn new skills which build year on year through our academy.
- allows children to use, and choose from, a wide range of manipulatives to assist learning.
- allows children to access a range of mathematical models and images to support the learning of new concepts.
- inspires learning through a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach.
- builds on individual starting points and is aspirational for all children throughout the academy.
- is inclusive and scaffolds learning to enable all children to access learning.
- encourages our children to feel confident to make mistakes and learn from them. ·
- challenges our children to master the maths curriculum by becoming fluent and reason about the range of methods that they choose to apply.
- promotes mathematical conversations within the classroom so that children are encouraged to verbally reason and explain their answers.
- celebrates processes, rather than correct answers.
Class teachers lead mathematics learning in their classroom and are overseen by the subject leader with support from senior management and the Leigh Academy Trust’s Curriculum Advisor. Regular monitoring, disseminated information and referring staff to CPD opportunities ensure practice is reflected on, adapted and developed.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum includes:
- a mastery approach through White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning which ensure coverage, repetition and progression in all areas of maths.
- a clear learning sequence which builds on prior learning and the development of new skills, which are repeated within the year and beyond.
- times tables taught daily in all KS2 year groups to ensure that our children have met the curriculum objectives by the end of Year Four and have the skills needed beyond.
- subscriptions with Times Table Rock Stars and NumBots aim to develop recall and fluency of arithmetic skills which are crucial to mathematical learning.
- appropriate technology used to enhance mathematical learning which is in line with HHPA and LAT’s digital strategy.
- daily Maths Masters sessions which allow further consolidation time for needed concepts, additional times tables practise or further reasoning and problem solving opportunities.
- a bespoke Math Champions scheme which supports pupils and their adults at home to practise and recall core mathematical facts.
Our maths curriculum creates:
- a positive impact on children’s outcomes at the end of each key stage, with an increasing percentage of children achieving the greater depth standard.
- enjoyment of the maths curriculum that inspires and promotes achievement and confidence.
- children who will become fluent in all basic skills and work towards mastery.
- children who will leave High Halstow Primary Academy ready for their next phase of learning.
- children who will have the maths skills to solve problems beyond their classroom environment.
- children who will be able to make connections between maths in the classroom and real life scenarios.
- pupils who are encouraged to learn core mathematical facts at home as well as school via our Maths Champions Scheme.