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Maths

Maths at Hammond

At Hammond we aim to inspire all children to reach their full academic potential. At Hammond we follow a Mastery approach.  This approach allows for teachers to deepen a child’s mathematical understanding through the key concepts detailed in the National curriculum which are:

· 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.

Through teaching with a reasoning and problem solving approach, children at Hammond will learn to understand, distil and clarify information; consider what they know to help them solve problems, realise what they need to know next; create systems and strategies, organise information in a way that helps find patterns and ultimately solutions and communicate and present their findings effectively.
 

National Curriculum

The content of the mathematics taught at Hammond is based on the National Curriculum.  The strands are:

  • Number, place value and rounding
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions/decimals/percentages
  • Measurement
  • Geometry: properties of shape and position, direction and motion.
  • Data/Statistics
  • Algebra, ratio and proportion being taught in Year 6

 

Organisation

Following the mastery approach to teaching Maths, children will be taught in mixed ability classes.

The approach to teaching is based on four key principals:

  • Dedicated mathematics lesson every day of between 45-60 minutes
  • Direct teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and groups with regular assessment points made throughout lessons.
  • An emphasis on fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills evident throughout the majority of lessons throughout the week.
  • Small learning objectives to ensure a deeper understanding of concepts taught. 

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