Maths Curriculum at Mengham Junior School
At Mengham Junior School, we strive for our children to make sense of the world around them by developing their ability to calculate, reason and problem solve. Our engaging mastery maths curriculum helps to develop all our children into curious, hardworking, resilient and reflective learners who enjoy maths.
We achieve this through a progressive curriculum, which regularly revisits and links domains promoting children to make connections with their learning. Our lessons and tasks are carefully planned to be progressive, enabling all children to be both supported and challenged in every lesson. For children with special education needs, we provide a scaffolded curriculum using the SEND Hampshire planning tool. The key philosophy of this document is to teach less; however what they do learn is internalised with depth and rigour. All maths learning is supported through the use of models and images and a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to support securing the children’s conceptual understanding. Every term, we invite in a HIAS maths inspector to work alongside our lead professional to review and develop our curriculum to meet the needs of each cohort.
Across our curriculum at Mengham, we create opportunities to make meaningful links to maths enabling children to apply key skills in different contexts. To further support this, we take part in maths challenge days where selected children are challenge to solve mathematical non-routine problems.
We are dedicated to developing confident mathematicians who have a deep understanding of key mathematical skills, and are able to retain and apply these key skills in the next stage of their education and beyond the school environment.
For skills progression, refer to calculation policy, DfE Ready to Progress Documents and Hampshire mathematic progression documents.