Our Maths curriculum enables students to communicate and engage in the world around them developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge in multiple creative ways. Learning tasks will be challenging but manageable and will be relevant to their lives. It is important that our students understand key mathematical concepts to help develop independent skills in all areas of their lives. Students are given opportunities to experience shared numeracy experiences collaboratively in cross-curricular activities.
Through developing Mathematical skills, students gain the confidence to become more resilient in their mindset, persevering in seeking solutions—including unfamiliar contexts and real-life scenarios. This develops students’ confidence and choice-making abilities, improving their overall well-being. This curriculum encourages students to be curious about their environments, to ask questions and begin to be more self-aware and make sense of the world in a way that they can understand it. It aims to develop working collaboratively with others, towards shared goals, interests and ideas.
Students are offered a broad Mathematics curriculum; the National Curriculum informs long-term overviews which are then adapted as necessary to create a sequence of learning that is appropriate to each student. Schemes of learning are loosely based upon the White Rose model which adopts a ‘small steps’ approach which enables student progression to be tracked and planned for in a way which is useful for each individual.
The pace of each individual student’s curriculum is based on their needs and aptitude.
Numeracy is embedded throughout the curriculum, which enables students to gain confidence in using Mathematical skills and concepts across a wide range of contexts, reinforcing both their Mathematical skills and their self-confidence in their own ability.
As students get older and begin to gain accreditations, functional Maths becomes much more important as we concentrate more and more on developing their independence and their skills for life outside the education environment. Students in the Sixth Form particularly concentrate on functional Maths, but this may also be introduced earlier for some students if appropriate.
To request further information about how this subject is taught, please email: School.Office@treloar.org.uk
- Curriculum purpose
- Curriculum delivery
- Skills and Subjects
- Key Stages
- Early Years
- From 5-16 years
- Sixth Form