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At Exwick Heights Primary School, we have an aspirational mathematics curriculum where skills are embedded and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world and can use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy mathematics and to experience success in the subject. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.

The content and principles underpinning the Mathematics curriculum at Exwick Heights reflect those found in high-performing education systems internationally, particularly those of East and Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, South Korea and China. These principles and features characterise this approach and convey how our curriculum is implemented:

  • Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics.
  • The large majority of children progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. This is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge, through scaffolding, pre-teach, individual keep-up support and bespoke interventions.
  • Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
  • Practice, regular review and consolidation play a central role in children’s progress. Carefully implemented variation within this builds an understanding of underlying mathematical concepts.
  • Teachers use precise questioning to check conceptual and procedural knowledge; they use formative and summative assessment to identify those requiring intervention so that all children keep up.