At Hertingfordbury Cowper C of E (VA) Primary School, we support our pupils to grow in mathematical wisdom by providing a rich and carefully sequenced spiral curriculum, which allows them to revisit and consolidate their learning as they progress through the school.
We understand the importance of our pupils enjoying their maths learning and becoming curious and confident mathematicians. All pupils are exposed to new mathematical learning through concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches. This supports their understanding and aids their fluency of different mathematical concepts, all of which are consolidated through regular fluency sessions that enable pupils to strengthen their knowledge and identify their own links between different areas of mathematical learning. When problem solving, all year groups encourage creative thinking and support our pupils to positively face new challenges by drawing upon a variety of strategies.
It is imperative that our maths curriculum demonstrates the relevance of its content and provides our pupils with the skills and strategies that they will need in the wider world. Thus, our problem-solving and maths topics make links to real-life situations and wider classwork. There is ample opportunity for our pupils to demonstrate their mathematical thinking and reasoning abilities, and consequentially this means our children are developing a deep, secure and adaptable understanding of maths.
Our curriculum is designed for all our children; enabling them to access appropriate learning and equipping each of them with the mathematical skills necessary to succeed in the future.
We use the following schemes to support our teaching and learning:
- Mathematics - HfL ESSENTIALmaths
There are lots of ways you can help your child's maths skills and knowledge at home. This YouTube Channel by Herts for Learning ESSENTIALmaths, has clips of many useful games which encourage key skills and fluency in these -
Below you will find a suite of games and activities for each year group called 'Maths Everywhere'. These are full of different ways in which you can explore maths ideas and skills at home.