Hurst Park Primary School

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of successful learners

Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Park Primary School

Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS

Curriculum

Curriculum

Further curriculum information specific to each year group can be found on the class pages.

At Hurst Park, we use both the Oxford and Cambridge reading schemes.  Phonics is taught using Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds.

Mathematics

At Hurst Park Primary School we love maths and see it as an essential life skill. We are committed to ensuring that children have a positive and meaningful experience of mathematics throughout the school. We offer a curriculum that secures essential knowledge and skills whilst giving the children many opportunities to use and apply their mathematical skills across the curriculum, through real life problem solving and mathematical investigations.

Mathematics is presented as a lively and interactive subject. We strongly believe that every child is able to be successful and derive enjoyment from studying this core area of the curriculum. Our mathematics teaching embraces the requirements of the New National Curriculum.  We aim for all children at Hurst Park to be able to:

  • Develop mathematical fluency
  • Reason mathematically
  • Problem solve
  • Make connections across mathematical ideas
  • Apply knowledge in other subject areas

Hurst Park Calculation Policy

At Hurst Park Primary School we recognise that children need a range of calculation strategies which are efficient, accurate and reliable. Through our carefully developed calculation policy, children are given a ‘toolkit’ of strategies which enable them to calculate confidently.

Interventions and Extensions

At Hurst Park Primary School we monitor the children’s progress carefully and organise extension groups for children who are ready for an additional push whilst also giving regular small group support to those children finding the subject challenging. Some children have additional 1:1 support to develop their personal mathematical skills. More able children in KS2 have the chance to deepen their understanding even further by attending a maths extension group.

FAST Maths

In order to support our daily maths lessons in school and the development of mental maths skills, we have a weekly FAST Maths Challenge (Fluency, Accuracy, Speed, Test), which involves Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs), such as number bonds and multiplication & division facts.