The mathematics sections of the statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) and the National Curriculum Mathematics Programmes of Study (2014) form the roots of Huttoft Primary School’s mathematics curriculum. From this national documentation, our curriculum has been devised, developed and personalised for our school community.
We embrace the Mastery approach to teaching mathematics. Our teachers will ensure that mathematical skills are taught every day. Teachers use a mixture of resources to support with their teaching based around the White Rose scheme of learning. In addition to this, staff ensure children receive access to concrete and pictorial representations to aide with the children’s understanding of Mathematical concepts. Staff also use cross curricular opportunities to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency where possible.
Our pupils understand the importance of mathematics and are encouraged to be confident in the subject and to apply the skills that they learn to reasoning and problem solving tasks. In each lesson we build on skills and understanding in a step by step and progressive way. During independent tasks all children will start with several Fluency questions and once this has been mastered they will move onto reasoning and then problem solving. Children receive instant feedback in Maths and immediate intervention is given to those who need it.