Our aim is to deliver a high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason and problem solve mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Our approach to maths is linked to the HIAS model, based on a cyclical curriculum which enables the children make links across the domains and build on previous learning on each unit so the learning is embedded. With an aim to continually improve and develop our curriculum, we also collaborate with the Maths Hub.
- All pupils are encouraged by the belief that by working hard at maths they can succeed.
- Pupils are taught through whole-class interactive teaching, where the focus is on all pupils working together on the same lesson content at the same time endeavouring to following a Maths Mastery approach; this ensures that all can master concepts before moving to the next part of the curriculum sequence, allowing no pupil to be left behind.
- If a pupil fails to grasp a concept or procedure, this is identified quickly and early intervention ensures the pupil is ready to move forward with the whole class in the next lesson.
- Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.
- Lesson design identifies the new mathematics that is to be taught, the key points, the difficult points and a carefully sequenced journey through the learning.