Maths Curriculum Intent

We believe that students deserve a creative and ambitious mathematics curriculum, rich in knowledge and skills, which engages curiosity and prepares them for everyday life. Our mathematics curriculum provides students the opportunity to:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • solve problems by applying mathematics to a variety of challenges which deepens their understanding.
  • become communicators through the ability to justify, argue and prove using mathematical vocabulary.
  • develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence, so that they contribute positively to the life of the school, their local community and the wider environment.

Maths Curriculum Implementation

Hale Academy adopts a mastery approach to teaching mathematics, partially facilitated by the White Rose Scheme. Teachers use strong subject knowledge to identify critical knowledge and skills and adapt, where appropriate, resources from White Rose. Through high quality teaching, children are taught to recall and retrieve mathematical knowledge through this sequenced system using concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract calculations. (the C-P-A approach).

  • Teachers have an expectation that all children can achieve high standards in Mathematics.
  • Children progress through the sequenced learning at the same pace using concrete resources and pictorial representations.
  • Challenge for all is achieved through deep knowledge mastery challenges and through individual support and intervention.
  • Teachers place a strong emphasis on use of high-quality mathematical language. This is a key feature of maths lessons and in our classroom environments.

Maths Curriculum Impact

By the end of KS2 children will be fluent not only in the critical knowledge and skills of mathematics, but also have a deep conceptual understanding, serving them throughout their lifetimes. They have the knowledge and skills to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of situations with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and real-life scenarios. Children are able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.

Impact is measured by

  • Children’s attitude to maths through pupil voice.
  • Live feedback, which enables each pupil to make progress within the lesson and over time.
  • Retrieval and recall of the critical knowledge set out within the curriculum.
  • Individual summative pupil data on our assessment system.
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