At Hurst Knoll St James’ Primary School, Maths is a fun and engaging subject, with strong connections to our day-to-day lives. Our Maths curriculum develops children to be fluent mathematicians, able to solve mathematical problems, and able to reason confidently using mathematical language.
We teach Maths for Mastery with high expectations for all children. This means that we are teaching children to have a deep conceptual understanding rather than teaching so that children can get a correct answer. Being able to explain how an answer is calculated, why that answer is correct, and what might happen if a particular variable was changed are the hallmarks of a good mathematician. We believe that all children are able to succeed mathematically, and that one of our primary tasks as maths teachers is to find ways of presenting, scaffolding, and teaching concepts in such a way that everyone will achieve.
The planning, delivery and assessment of maths at HKSJ is supported by a range of tools and resources including the NCETM, The White Rose Maths Hub and Classroom Secrets to ensure opportunities of mastery for all and greater depth.
As a school we follow the 'White Rose' scheme for our Maths teaching and further information about this can be found using the link below: