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At Hurst Drive Primary School, maths is usually taught daily in Reception, KS1 and KS2 using either the Mathematics Mastery programme, which we joined in September 2018 with our Reception and Year 1 pupils and will continue with these cohorts as they progress through the school, or the Essentials planning (years 2-6 in the 2018/19 academic year). We have a focus on the language acquisition and understanding and in expecting children to be able to give full sentence answers. Teachers provide children with opportunities to reason and to problem solve. Lessons are taught predominantly using the 6-part lesson structure which gives children a chance to rehearse their language skills, and our teachers the flexibility to change the direction of the lesson in light of their on-going assessment.  We have maths meetings, which vary in frequency across year groups, to build the fluency of facts that need to be instantly recalled and of areas of maths that we cover less frequently.


Please click here to read the whole-school curriculum map to find out which units your child will be covering in maths throughout the year.