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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Maths

Our maths curriculum is enquiry based, fully inclusive and meets the needs of all learners, starting from building strong foundations in our EYFS, supporting and challenging them on their journey to being secondary ready, and ultimately ensuring that they are equipped with the cultural capital, skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future.

Meet our Maths Coordinators

Early Learning Goals

Mathematical Vocabulary

Children at the expected level of development will:

  • Participate in a small group, class and one-to-one discussions, offering their own ideas, using recently introduced vocabulary

Number and Place Value

Children at the expected level of development will:

  • Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system
  • Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5
  • Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than or the same as the other quantity
  • Have a deep understanding of numbers to 10, including the composition of each number

Addition and Subtraction

Children at the expected level of development will:

  • Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts
  • Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how quantities can be distributed equally

Intent

Our vision for maths is to encourage all of our pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of maths and we aim for ALL pupils to enjoy and achieve in becoming confident, independent mathematicians.

We believe that a broad and balanced maths education is the entitlement of all pupils, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. It is our vision that all pupils during their journey will display the essential characteristics of mathematicians:

  • An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within maths

  • A broad range of skills in using and applying maths

  • Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system

  • The ability to show initiative in reasoning and problem solving in a wide range of contexts

  • The ability to think independently and show resilience when faced with challenges

  • The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes

  • The ability to reason, think systematically and make sense of solutions

  • Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques

  • A wide range of mathematical vocabulary

  • A commitment and passion for the subject.

Implementation

From the beginnings of maths teaching in our EYFS, we build strong learning blocks within ‘Number’ counting readily with numbers up to 20. Within ‘shape, space and measure’ children use everyday language to describe and compare objects around them.

The teaching of maths at Biggin Hill Primary Academy is carefully designed, planned and implemented to ensure that all pupils are challenged to fulfil their potential. Maths lessons are rich in resources, vocabulary, questioning and content enabling them to develop mastery of the aims of the National Curriculum.

Maths lessons are taught discretely to give depth and breadth to the curriculum area. Lessons are designed to build on prior knowledge using small steps to deepen the children’s understanding of mathematical concepts. Wherever possible maths is incorporated through a thematic approach which ensures children are thoroughly engaged and enriched. This also helps to connect mathematical concepts and support the transference of skills.

At the beginning of a maths lesson you will see a planned opportunity to revisit and reinforce prior learning and key skills. ‘Hooks’ are used to engage pupils into learning and give the teacher an insight into prior knowledge and levels of understanding.

Throughout the children’s maths journey, you will see children taking part in: Fluency, reasoning and applying skills to problem solving. Pupils learn concepts through concrete resources (manipulatives), use of pictorial representations and movement into the abstract. Our pupils are encouraged to make links between the three approaches to learning.

Impact

The maths curriculum is assessed against the following:

  • Measurement and geometry

  • Number – calculations

  • Number- place value and fractions

  • Statistics

  • Ratio, proportion and algebra (year 6 only).

The impact of the maths curriculum is measured through regular book scrutinies, subject specific learning walks, teacher and pupil discussions and data analysis. The school leadership team, subject leaders and governors relentlessly drive the maths curriculum forward and monitor it vigorously.

If you would like to find out more about how to support your child in maths at home please view our School Calculation Policy below.

Maths Skills Progression - NumberMaths Skills Progression - Addition and Subtraction Maths Skills Progression - Multiplication and Division Maths Skills Progression - Fractions Maths Skills Progression - Ratio and Proportion Maths Skills Progression - Algebra Maths Skills Progression - Measurement Maths Skills Progression - Geometry: Properties of shapes Maths Skills Progression - Geometry: Position and Direction Maths Skills Progression - Statistics

Maths Long Term Plan

School Calculation Policy

Multiplication Times Tables Check Information for Year 4 Parents