Maths

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Maths

At Holt House maths is fun and engaging for pupils. Children enjoy learning to count in different ways through singing and dancing. Games are often used to teach and practice maths skills like addition and subtraction, and our interactive learning areas have a range of maths challenges and activities.

Our Maths Curriculum is carefully structured to support children to become confident mathematicians, with the resilience to challenge themselves. Following research on learning behaviours, learning is structured so that children regularly return to key knowledge over time (spaced retrieval) and switch between ideas while studying (interleaving knowledge). This helps children to build on what they have learnt, and develop good fluency and understanding in arithmetic and reasoning.  The curriculum is based on the White Rose Maths Hub planning resource.

Maths is taught in whole class sessions and small group teaching (working in a guided group with a teacher or teaching assistant). As children begin Year One they are given increasing opportunities to work to consolidate and develop their skills independently. This is through activities in the learning areas or challenges set in books.

Where children struggle to learn or understand particular areas of maths they are quickly given additional support to help them to catch up. This may be through having extra guided group time either during or in addition to the daily maths lesson.  Children become confident mathematicians at Holt House.

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