The curriculum in its full sense comprises all the opportunities for learning provided by a school. We offer a sound, broad based curriculum in line with the National Curriculum and founded on a programme of timetabled lessons as well as the ‘extra-curricular’ and enrichment activities which are promoted by the school.
Though the subjects are often timetabled separately, many links are made between them.
The mathematics taught in the school is based on the White Rose Maths Hub. Pupils receive a one hour maths lesson every day, which is largely conducted in ability grouping. Children may move between the groups at various times during their school career, thus ensuring that each child’s differing needs are met.
The study of maths enables our pupils not only to become fluent in their numeracy skills but also to reason and provide explanation for mathematical concepts. Children are encouraged to explain their understanding and use their reasoning skills to solve mathematical problems. Some of these mathematical skills may be also taught through the medium of a different subject whilst the creativity and logical thinking developed by solving mathematical problems can enhance the study of other curriculum areas.
We aim to promote pupils’ enjoyment and enthusiasm for the subject through practical activity, exploration, enquiry and discussion, as well as providing opportunities to practise and consolidate basic concepts. We use a variety of published materials such as Maths No Problem and White Rose Schemes of work alongside practical resources, together with computer based applications and software which can be used with classroom interactive whiteboards or in the Computing suite.