If you would like further information about our Mathematics curriculum, please contact the school:
The school’s Mathematics Leader is Miss S. Harrison
The Mathematics Vision
The Aims for Mathematics:
- To provide purposeful and sequenced learning opportunities
To use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency
To develop a secure mathematical understanding so that children can confidently use mathematical vocabulary to communicate effectively with others
To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by making rich and varied real life connections
To encourage children to be hardworking, resilient mathematicians who aspire to be the best that they can be
To promote a love of mathematics where children are decision makers, working independently or respectfully co-operating with others to solve problems efficiently
An overview of Mathematics at Sandford Hill
Welcome to Mathematics at Sandford Hill where we strive to develop the mathematical skills needed to solve problems in the wider world. These skills are carefully planned to a pace that matches the needs of our children so that we can ensure a secure understanding for every pupil. Teachers break each desired outcome into a sequence of small steps, with pre-requisite skills identified in their planning. Through our high quality lessons, children will have the opportunity to use manipulatives to support their understanding before progressing to a pictorial or abstract approach.
Teachers also plan and teach efficient mental maths strategies, from an agreed list of year group non-negotiables, so that children acquire the skills to manipulate numbers confidently and become fluent in the recall of number facts. Mental maths skills are taught during a mathematics lesson. Starting in Year 2, children are given the opportunity to practise their timetables using Timetable Rock Stars.