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Maths Curriculum

Curriculum Statement

Maths at Hillyfield follows a mastery approach to ensure that pupils develop a deep and sustainable knowledge in mathematics. This means that children explore topics in greater depth and make connections between areas of mathematics. Practice reflects the variation required to build factual, procedural and conceptual fluency; the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract models to aid understanding; emphasis on mental calculation strategies.

At Hillyfield, our intention is for children to enjoy mathematics, be successful and have a positive attitude towards the subject. We aim for our pupils to have the confidence and ability to tackle mathematical problems creatively and accurately. Pupils are given opportunities to problem-solve and investigate in every lesson. Mathematics will become an integrated part of their everyday life in school and at home.

Mathematics follows a broad and balanced programme based on the requirements of the National Curriculum. This involved challenging tasks that result in a mastery of key skills and concepts with children working independently and collaboratively in groups. Children are supported to develop secure number knowledge with a variety of resources. 

Maths Events

At the Hillyfield, we participate in a number of national activities, providing children with a sense of community across different schools. Engaging in competitions also provides an exciting element for pupils to explore.

 Maths Week

  • A celebration of maths in the summer term with primary and secondary schools across London.

  • Aims to nurture a love of maths. 

  • Involves contests, talks and webinars, as well as engaging activities for children such as active maths and creative maths. 

  • London Rocks

  • Times Tables Rockstars runs a competition as part of London Maths Week where children ‘Rock Out’ and compete to win vouchers and certificates.

 

Maths Scheme of Work

At Hillyfield, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of work which breaks down what children need to learn during each week of each term to master the learning objectives set out by the National Curriculum. The scheme of work is designed to be enjoyable, engaging and varied to help pupils develop a love of learning and work towards mastery with differentiated resources. 

The White Rose scheme of work philosophy is to develop every child to be confident mathematicians who embrace challenges with resilience. The motto is:

 

 

Online Resources and Support for Parents

To support children with developing their math skills at home, it is essential to integrate maths into everyday life. This may mean asking your child to help count things, consider the costs of items in shops, tell the time and more. Please find below some websites that may be useful:

Using the White Rose Maths programme at home can supplement children’s learning and follows weekly what they are studying in class.  

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Children should also regularly be practising times tables in Years 3 - 6 and number bonds to 20 in Years 1 and 2. The websites below are a great way to practise these skills in a fun and engaging way.

Years 3-6 https://ttrockstars.com/

Years 1-2 https://numbots.com/

 

Hillyfield Calculations Policy

Click on the image below to see the school's calculations policy - this will assist you in supporting your child.

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