At Hednesford Valley High School we recognise the importance of maths throughout each childs’ every day and future. We intend to give each child the self-confidence and resilience to reach their full potential by ensuring that they have the tools to calculate fluently, reason logically, problem solve and think in abstract ways.
- Be a part of creative and engaging lessons that will give them a range of opportunities to explore mathematics following a curriculum tailored to their needs.
- Make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. Children will be taught to follow a line of enquiry as part of problem-solving and develop mathematical language.
- Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed with increasing accuracy.
- Recognise that mathematics underpins much of our daily lives and therefore is of paramount importance in order that children can become as independent as possible in later life.
Key Stage 3
All year 7 and 8 students follow the National Curriculum using Whiterose Maths.
Students build competency through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This enables a differentiated learning environment in supporting our students and enabling them to reach their potential.
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – alongside the children should use pictorial representations. These representations can be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support students understanding of abstract methods.
Key Stage 4 Mathematics
There are many routes for our key stage 4 learners to take in maths. This enables them to access a curriculum that best suits their needs and ability with being functional in everyday maths at the forefront.
You can download the curriculum below.