At Sir Robert Hitcham, we want pupils to see and experience the beauty of mathematics and how it describes the world around us. We develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics through the use of manipulatives, visual representations, rich questioning and discussion to enable pupils to develop fluency, be able to reason mathematically and solve problems in a variety of contexts. We provide a differentiated and challenging curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils, including SEND. Pupils will be well prepared for their future education and the world of work; they will accept failure with good grace, knowing that by making mistakes, they create opportunities to learn something new.
Our school is a place where everyone will:
- value mathematics and mathematicians.
- feel confident to ask questions and thrive in their maths.
- enjoy an engaging, creative and inspirational curriculum.
- respect others and their contribution to the learning.
- expect, respect, inspect and correct mistakes.
- appreciate the beauty of maths and how it links to the natural world.
The foundations of our Maths curriculum
- An inspirational vision for maths in the context of our school.
- A commitment to developing positive attitudes towards maths with all pupils.
- A clear, progressive maths curriculum, outlining key skills and concepts.
- A high-quality approach to securing early number sense.
- A clearly outlined path for SEND mathematicians.
- Pupils significantly behind in their maths have a support plan with a maths target, which is regularly reviewed.
- Clear and concise use of mathematical vocabulary.
- A continuous programme of CPD for supporting teacher development in maths subject knowledge and pedagogy.
- An effective assessment system which supports teachers in identifying and filling gaps in conceptual understanding.
- Manipulatives and representations easily accessible to support all pupil’s conceptual understanding and differentiated to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
- Understanding the beauty of maths and its place in natural world.
- Learning is continued at home using Mathletics to support and consolidate understanding.
We teach calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) using the strategies and methods outlined in our Calculation Policy.