At Hotwells, alongside the National Curriculum for Mathematics, we aim to ensure that all learners:

Become fluent in basic facts such times tables and formal written calculations in order for them to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

Are able to reason mathematically, by proving or justifying their thinking.

Can solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge.

During their time at Hotwells, children will study a broad and balanced mathematics curriculum. They will cover areas including number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, shape and space, statistics and algebra appropriate to their age. This will be done in the following ways:

  • Children will be taught using a ‘Mastery’ approach which allows for all learners to move together through content, flexibly accessing support or challenge as needed.
  • Children will have access to physical resources to support in embedding their understanding. Manipulatives and representations are carefully chosen and used every lesson to reveal the underlying structure of the mathematics (concrete, pictorial, abstract).
  • Through encouraging children to work collaboratively using mathematical language in their discussions.
  • Through creating an environment where mathematical vocabulary is woven into the fabric of the learning and visible in the classrooms. Children are able to use mathematical vocabulary to discuss and reason about concepts using appropriately challenging verbal and written scaffolding.
  • By broadening children’s awareness of how mathematics is used in the wider world.

Click here to view our Curriculum Statement for Maths.

Click here to find out how we make Maths accessible for pupils with SEND.