At Harrington Hill, we aim to support all children to become confident and creative mathematicians, who choose to challenge themselves at every opportunity. Here you will find information about the maths curriculum at Harrington Hill, as well as useful links and updates about maths learning at our school. If you are a parent or carer, interested in maths and would like to be involved in any maths-related events planned for this year, please do get in touch. I hope you enjoy exploring our page. – Mrs Hannah Kavanagh (Maths Lead)
At Harrington Hill, we follow the National Curriculum for maths. The program of study aims to ensure that all pupils:
Please see the documents attached below for more information about the objectives that are covered in each year group:
All pupils in Nursery class through to Year 6 are taught maths daily through engaging maths lessons that are practical where possible and linked to real life contexts. Using assessment for learning and quality first teaching, we plan for the individual needs of our children. We teach exciting maths concepts, which are designed so that everyone can succeed, using concrete resources and problem-solving challenges to deepen understanding. We ensure our lessons are child-led, practical and celebrate diversity in maths.
Our curriculum is carefully designed and organised to ensure that children fully master key concepts. Pupils will explore concepts using concrete materials, before progressing to pictorial and abstract methods (the CPA approach).
Working collaboratively, in mixed attainment groups, children will support each other in mastering key concepts. All pupils have the opportunity to ‘master’ concepts, whilst ensuring that support is always readily available.
This may be very different to the way in which you were taught yourself, but your class teacher is always willing to help show our methods. Please also see our ‘Calculation Policy’ following the CPA approach.
Maths Calculation Policy – Feb 2022
This year, we will be running Maths workshops for parents of pupils in EYFS and KS1. Parents are invited to a workshop led by the class teacher. At the workshop, they work alongside their children to share strategies for maths operations and investigations. We carry out workshops on place value, addition and subtraction strategies and multiplication and division strategies. If there is an area of maths that you would like support with, please let us know and we will endeavour to include it in our next workshop.
The quick recall of multiplication and division facts (times tables) is essential for all children. The ability to recall these facts quickly enables children to answer related questions with ease. According to the National Curriculum the expectation of times tables in each year group is as follows:
We often get asked at parent’s evening, what can be done to help children at home with their maths – learning times tables is a brilliant way of helping your child and it really can make a huge difference. Below is a booklet with ideas to help you support your child with their times tables, it includes some useful strategies, games and links to websites. We hope you find it useful!
Harrington Hill Times tables strategy booklet
Maths is all around us – you can use everyday experiences to reinforce and develop maths skills and vocabulary with your child. Measurement, fractions, shape, time and money all benefit from real world application and can be easily used as a means for your child learn maths. Below are some ideas:
You can see the solutions and play an interactive version of these puzzles at puzzle.com (and many others too). Click on ‘Puzzles to Play’ and follow the link to ‘Matchstick puzzles’.