Maths at Spring Hill
At Spring Hill, our aim is to develop children's confidence, communication, attainment and enjoyment in the area of Mathematics. We strive to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills that develop children not only for the classroom but for the wider world as well. Spring Hill follows the 2014 National Curriculum for maths, which places emphasis on both mental and written methods.
The children study the following key areas of mathematics:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions including decimals and percentages
- Geometry- properties of shapes
- Ratio and Proportion (Year 6 only)
- Algebra (Year 6 only)
There are also opportunities within other areas of the curriculum for maths to be reinforced in different contexts through cross curriculum activities.
Our tracking of pupil progress enables us to identify any barriers, issues or gaps in learning early on.
We provide additional support for pupil’s mathematical development through intervention groups.
In addition, we offer support for our more able pupils through additional guided group work.
Why do we teach mathematics?
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary in most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At Spring Hill we aim, in line with the National Curriculum, to ensure that all pupils:
* become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems.
*reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
* can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
For further information please contact our Maths Leaders - Miss Le Page