Hurst Park Primary School
Hurst Road, Molesey, West Molesey KT8 1QS
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:
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.
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.
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.