Our Curriculum Design
At Hallam Primary School, we have designed our Maths curriculum with the intent that our children will become, resilient, independent, confident and fluent mathematicians. They will develop the skills that they can apply to situations beyond their classroom and within their daily lives.
We will deliver a curriculum that:
- Allows the children to learn new skills year on year and build on these skills as they progress through school
- Inspires learning through excellent teaching practices that build on prior learning and allow for repetition and progression of skills that build upon high starting points
- Builds on their high starting points and is aspirational throughout school
- Is inclusive and scaffolds learnings so that all our children can access learning
- Encourages our children to be self-motivated, independent and resilient by being fluent in the basic skills and developing skills that allow them to make mistakes and learn from them.
- Challenges the children to become excellent mathematicians that are fluent, accurate and confident when applying their skills to a range of contexts
The maths curriculum is led and overseen by the curriculum lead who will lead a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review and the celebration of good practice. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows:
- A spiral curriculum approach which has been implemented to ensure coverage, repetition and progression in all subject areas.
- An overview that groups objectives per term to allow for the sequencing of prior learning and the fluent development of new skills, which are repeated within the year and year on year.
- Children are taught units of work that are broken down into objectives that are skills based and developed with extensions to allow for challenge.
- Lessons will develop long term memory by allowing for repetition of learning within the year and year on year.
- Teachers have the opportunity to use the outdoor spaces and are encouraged to use them where appropriate
- Times tables is taught discretely in all year groups with a particular focus in years two, three and four to ensure the children have met the curriculum objectives by the end of Year Four.
- Arithmetic is taught within maths lessons and discretely to ensure children are becoming more fluent with their basic maths skills.
- Staff receive development to ensure that they are skilled and confident in the teaching of maths.
- Maths is assessed using the whole school feedback policy and lessons are adapted daily to meet and personalise learning needs.
- Low stakes testing of each subject will allow for long term memory development and secure understanding of skills.
- The maths curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality first wave teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate.
- In this way it can be seen to impact in a very positive way on children’s outcomes at the end of each key stage, with a higher percentage of children achieving the greater depth standard.
- Enjoyment of the maths curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour.
- The children will become resilient and accept when things don’t go right. They will have the skills to correct mistakes.
- The children will become fluent in all basic skills, including times tables and apply and reason these skills to a range of contexts.
- Children leave the school ready for the next phase of learning and will have the skills to apply their learning to a wide range of problems in real life.
- Children will have the maths skills to solve problems beyond their classroom environment.