Maths Curriculum Design
At Hugo Meynell, children come in to school reasonably secure in the basic concept of Maths. The National Curriculum is at the core of our Maths teaching and we build upon this to meet the needs of our children.
We believe that Maths equips children with a powerful set of tools, to enable them to calculate, reason and solve problems.
Maths skills and knowledge enable children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns, in both number and space, and to apply this to their everyday lives.
We want our children to have a positive attitude towards Maths; competence and confidence with numbers and other Maths concepts and skills; the ability to solve problems through logical thinking and a range of strategies with the ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively and independently.
The core of our Maths is the National Curriculum and we have chosen to use the White Rose scheme as our main framework. We selected White Rose Maths because it offers the small steps that ensure progression and sequencing. This careful sequencing enables us to assess accurately as part of our on-going formative assessment.
White Rose develops teacher knowledge through its design working on the concept of working on the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract enabling non-specialists to be highly competent at teaching Maths.
We have adapted White Rose to the needs of the school based on formative assessment and we re-focus on areas as required.
Alongside White Rose, we are flexible and use other resources to provide differentiation and enrichment, for example, NRich.
We see Maths as a core skill and our expectation at Hugo Meynell is that it is built in across the curriculum where real opportunities exist e.g. measuring area in Geography.
We want our children to be fluent, confident and resilient in all areas of Maths so that they can build upon this as they move to secondary school.