Our maths curriculum has been designed to be accessible to all, maximising every child’s academic progress and achievement. Through the careful use of manipulatives and visual representations alongside active, engaging lessons, children are supported through the stages of concrete, pictorial and abstract learning.
By working with our local maths project partners and using the latest educational research, we provide regular training to all the members of staff within our school. We plan maths lessons that prepare our pupils for the next stage in their education and life in the outside world. Core maths skills such as counting, understanding place value, times tables and calculation are prioritized at Garvestone with daily opportunities for consolidation through Active Number.
Once pupils have developed good fluency within their basic maths concepts, they are given the opportunities to apply their learning through challenging problem solving and reasoning contexts. Our pupils are expected to leave Garvestone with a keen love of numbers, and a real sense of enjoyment of this vital subject.
In years Reception-6, we follow the Hamilton curriculum map for maths. The curriculum map for maths and the skills progression document can be found below: