We aim to make Maths exciting for our pupils by ensuring they have access to a high quality curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable. We are committed to working towards a mastery approach that enables all children to achieve in Maths, regardless of their starting point.
We ensure that children are fully developed as independent learners with inquisitive minds who have secured mathematical foundations. We provide our pupils with a variety of opportunities, which will enable them to make the connections needed in real life situations and help them achieve greater levels of understanding.
Through careful questioning and collaborative work, we hope to develop children’s ability to think critically. We encourage children to articulate and discuss their cognitive thinking. All teaching staff use the White Rose Maths scheme to support the teaching of Maths, and in years Reception to Year 2, follow the NCETM Mastering Number programme. In addition to this, they use high quality teaching resources such as NRICH and NCETM (Maths Hub).
By the end of Year 6, we ensure our pupils are fluent in all four operations (+, -, x, ÷) to enable them to solve problems involving long multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages. We make every effort to ensure our pupils reach or exceed their full potential before they leave Dollis in Year 6.
Statement of Intent
At Dollis, the intent of our Mathematics curriculum is to create enthusiastic
competent and articulate mathematicians who are fluent in the fundamentals of
mathematics, able to solve problems and reason mathematically. Underpinning
this pedagogy is the belief that all children can achieve in maths.
Our Maths curriculum is designed to be accessible to all and maximise the
development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. It allows
children to think critically, to question and to talk like a mathematician, in order
to make sense of the world around them. They need to be able to make rich
connections across the areas of maths and use their knowledge in other
The Maths curriculum is closely aligned with our overall curriculum intent, as it
reinforces preparing children for the future through equipping them with the
essential skills of collaboration, communication, investigation, motivation, self
management and problem solving; as well as having a sense of enjoyment and
curiosity about the subject.
By the end of year 6, our children will be independent mathematicians, able to apply their learning in different contexts and ready for their next key stage.