At HLC, mathematics is taught in a creative way, where children are encouraged to develop their own reasoning and justifications for the mathematics that they are using. Mathematics is taught in practical and contextual ways from Early Years through to Year 6 so that children have a real purpose for the learning that takes place. We aim for children to become fluent in the skills of mathematics by practicing problems over time, both in and outside of the classroom environment.
Our curriculum for all classes from Year 1 to Year 6 is as follows…
- Number and place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Fractions (Year 4 also includes decimals, Year 5 and 6 also includes percentages)
- Geometry – properties of shape
- Geometry – position and direction
- Statistics (Not in the year 1 curriculum)
Children from year 2 upwards take part in a “Minute Maths” challenge, which happens daily. This aids the instant recall of number facts and helps to practice calculation strategies.At HLC, maths is practical, contextual, purposeful and centred around good learning; making it a very positive subject for our children, when we survey children about what they enjoy in school maths is always in the list.
Our Calculation policy documents have examples of the strategies we teach in school so can be a useful reminder if you are helping your child at home.
All year groups teach a thread of arithmetic skills through their maths lessons. These can be a whole lesson focusing on a taught skill or a mental starter to refresh and practise knowledge and skills. Arithmetic covers number facts and properties, calculation methods (with all four operations) and fractions.
Children in Year 2 and Year 6 take part in statutory assessments (SATs) for Mathematics at the end of the year; these results are reported to the government and are available on our results page.
Fantastic Maths Work
We were really pleased to see over 100 parents and carers at our maths afternoon on Tuesday 15th November. Mrs Casey our maths specialist led the afternoon and had decided to focus upon time. She explained to parents that time was an area of maths that many children find difficult which can be worked on in …
A group of year 5 and 6 mathematicians visited Wolverhampton racecourse. They had a great day learning about how maths is used in horse racing. They calculated the perimeter of the parade ring and calculated the distance of races using imperial measurements. They became jockeys for the morning and discussed how weight effects racing speeds …
The children had a brilliant week just before half term with each year group creating their own business. They had a budget of £40 per year group which had to be used to purchase all resources used to make and promote their product. The only thing which was free was their labour! The whole week was a …