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The Curriculum

Maths

The Curriculum Intention

“Excellence is never an accident.  It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

Mathematical intelligence is expandable. Every child can learn mathematics and find success in the subject - given the appropriate learning experiences within and beyond the classroom. Our curriculum map reflects our high expectations for every child. 

We believe in the importance of deep understanding and focus on teaching for it. Equating progress with knowing new procedures and rules means many students miss out on a depth of understanding. We sequence concepts and methods so that previously learnt ideas can be connected to new learning, supporting students in understanding the coherent and connected nature of the subject, and ensuring they consolidate learning by continually using and applying it in a variety of contexts.

An effective mastery model requires objectives of learning to be cumulative. Students should continually use prior knowledge alongside new learning in as many future lessons as possible as well as in other areas of the curriculum and beyond. This continual recapping supports a deep conceptual understanding of how those concepts interact with others in mathematics.

The Implementation; how the Lawnswood Links are addressed