Mrs Bolger leads Maths at our school.

At Heronshaw School, we have designed the mathematics curriculum to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, ensuring they are able to recall and apply knowledge quickly and accurately.

The units of work are organised into distinct domains, but pupils are supported to make connections across different mathematical concepts, to help develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our teaching is based upon the White Rose scheme of learning and this is used as a guide. Our approach to the curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our children and to inspire them to use and develop their mathematical skills.

Pupils are required to explore maths in depth using key mathematical vocabulary which is embedded into every lesson. Our teaching from Foundation Stage through to the end of KS1 follows the CPA approach. All children begin their lessons using concrete resources to support their conceptual understanding. This is then followed by a pictorial representation, followed by the abstract, where children are encouraged and supported to make recordings of their learning. To further develop the children’s fluency, each lesson provides further ‘chilli challenges’ which support them to solve problems, reason effectively and explain their calculations. By following this approach throughout our school, we are allowing the children to grow a deep, long-term understanding of the subject; a mastery approach to mathematics.

In addition, we develop our wider environment to support our teaching by always having a variety of resources available to the children as well as consistent, concept specific working walls, allowing the children draw on prior learning and key vocabulary. The skills the children are taught are built on from Foundation stage by using the progression of skills document to provide consistency with teaching and vocabulary. As a result, our curriculum allows pupils to develop resilience and achieve the independence needed to become lifelong learners and confident mathematicians.

Below you will find links to key documents. 

The progression grid shows the key knowledge and skills that are taught from Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 1. Our progression grids also highlight the next steps in the educational journey, therefore include Year 3 expectations.

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How do I know what my child is being taught at Heronshaw?

We deliver curriculum information meetings for parents. Presentation slideshows are saved under the Year Group drop down menus.

In addition to this, each year group produces an Overview of Learning that is also saved under Year Groups.

Every subject under the Curriculum tab has detailed Progression Grids which show the full curriculum that Heronshaw has designed for our pupils.

If parents have any questions and would like to know more then we welcome this. Please speak to a member of the team.