Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves


The intent (what we intend to teach) of the Maths curriculum can be seen in the DHCPS Maths Policy and the Long Term plan supported by our whole school calculation policy and knowledge organisers which are aligned to the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. This should be read alongside our whole school curriculum policy which details our whole school curriculum offer, how we are committed to and seek to achieve a broad and balanced, knowledge rich curriculum and why we teach using the methods that we use which are summarised in Rosenshine's 'Principles of effective instruction.'

We use 'Power Maths' across school to support the teaching of Mathematics.

An Introduction to Power Maths

The implementation of this (how we intend to teach it) is outlined in the Maths subject on a page.  This should be read alongside our whole school educational strategic overview which details our whole school curriculum design and core curriculum aims.  The subject specific 'subject on a page' documents  show how each subject prioritises each of the curriculum aims and details a route map of how each subject is effectively designed and crafted to seek to achieve these aims.   In addition, key mathematical knowledge that children are required to know are organised in Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS).  These are issued to the children and rehearsed in daily practice to enhance the fluency and retrieval skills of our children.

We monitor the impact of the Maths curriculum through various means including: evidence of work, pupil conferences, Maths end of term assessments and lesson observations.  These are analysed on a termly basis and a 'strategic evaluation and development plan' for Maths produced which contributes to the whole school ongoing continuous improvement cycle and whole school self-evaluation