Mathematics Programme of Study


Intent for Mathematics

The main intention of our Mathematics curriculum is to build a mastery curriculum subject which is designed to develop students’s knowledge, understanding and curiosity of mathematical concepts from the Early Years through to the end of Year 6 in primary and on to Year 7 and beyond.  At Gildredge House, we aim to take small steps to develop a love of Mathematics and develop resilient learners who have the skills to solve real life problems.

Our intent is underpinned by:

Fluency Problem Solving Reasoning Vocabulary rich
We intend for all pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. We intend for all pupils to 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. We intend for all pupils to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. We intend to create a vocabulary rich environment, where talk for maths is a key learning tool for all pupils. Pre- teaching key vocabulary is a driver for pupil understanding and develops the confidence of pupils to explain mathematically.

Implementation of Mathematics at Gildredge House

In school, we follow the National Curriculum and use White Rose Schemes of Work as a guide to support teachers with their planning and assessment. Units of learning are broken down into a series of small connected steps with each step building on the student’s prior learning. Learning throughout the school is introduced using a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach so that pupils develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics through a variety of representations.

A range of planning resources, including those provided by White Rose, NCETM and NRICH are used.

For more information on implementation, read our Mathematics Programme Of Study


Calculation Policies

The key aim of these policies is to develop consistency and progression in calculation skills across the Primary phase.

EYFS Mathematics

Primary Addition

Primary Subtraction

Primary Multiplication

Primary Division

Supporting Parents with their child’s learning of mathematical strategies

Mathematics Parent Workshops have been well attended. It is always fantastic to have so many enthusiastic parents trying the techniques and strategies their children use in school when learning addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.