At Upton Heath C of E Primary, we take a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. We teach the skills to ensure our children are resilient learners who become life-long mathematicians. We aim to deliver an inspiring and engaging mathematics curriculum through high quality teaching. In order to improve our mastery approach and improve the quality of our maths teaching, we have implemented Power Maths this year. Our Maths Lead will support and embed this new approach into school and will also develop their knowledge of maths mastery by attending sessions with the Mastery Maths Hub.
The Power Maths approach enables children to be numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident. Children should not be afraid to make mistakes and should fully embrace the fact that mistakes are part of learning! A mastery curriculum promotes a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject, so that children become fluent in calculations; possess a growing confidence to reason mathematically and hone their problem-solving skills.
The intention of the Maths curriculum at Upton Heath C of E Primary is for children to be excited about maths! Developing a positive attitude to this subject is essential. Teachers promote children’s enjoyment of maths and provide opportunities for children to build a conceptual understanding of maths before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges. We ensure that challenge is provided for all children, whatever their understanding. Children are encouraged to be brave and push the boundaries, deepening their understanding further.
The curriculum at Upton Heath C of E Primary is carefully planned and structured to encapsulate our curriculum intent of REACH (Relevant, Engaging, Aspirational, Creative and Holistic). We ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning as part of a sequential curriculum, enabling children to achieve the end of year expectations. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the Mathematical curriculum at UHPS aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
- are able to reason mathematically
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems
To the right, you will find our maths curriculum statement.