Our Curriculum

The Curriculum at Upland

At Upland school we are proud to deliver an exciting, enriching and well rounded curriculum. Our Teaching and Learning Handbook, brings together our expectations of how the Upland Curriculum should be delivered.

We ensure that when our pupils leave in year 6, they leave with the behaviours (our Personal Attributes) that they need to succeed in the world such as: resilience and determination, team work, responsibility, independence and confidence, creativity, pride, and personal safety and well-being as well as the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. Layering knowledge across subjects so that it becomes embedded and children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically, emotionally and artistically.

Maths at Upland

 

Curriculum Coverage

The White Rose Schemes of Learning provides us with a term-by-term list of objectives to cover, ensuring that mathematical knowledge and skills are built over time. White Rose is supplemented with additional resources so that children get the opportunity to apply their knowledge of different mathematical concepts regularly.

It is also important to link the different maths objectives through problem solving where you can.  For example:

  • Teaching children to find/make amounts of money. You could link this to finding a fraction of the amount (if fractions have already been taught).
  • Rotation – quarter turns, half turns can be linked to telling the time.
  • Shape-  link it to using a ruler to measure in cm.

 

Curriculum Expectations

Not all lessons have to be in three parts; fluency, problem solving and reasoning.  Some lessons can be purely fluency (as this may be what the children need in order to learn a new skill or method).  Some lessons can be just problem solving or reasoning.  However within a week, children have access to reasoning questions regardless of their ability.

Five a Day

Outside of the daily maths lesson, children are  provided with daily opportunity to practice and embed their arithmetic skills (Five a Day).  This enables our pupils to build knowledge and skills over time.  Depending on the ability of the child, this can be themed according to a mathematical skill or can be a selection of skills.

Maths Starters

These can be linked to the main lesson, used to teach or consolidate other objectives in maths.  In spring Term 2, revision grids are introduced and used to assess and consolidate prior knowledge.

Please use the links below to access our maths overviews for each year group:

Year 1 Maths

Year 2 Maths

Year 3 Maths

Year 4 Maths

Year 5 Maths

Year 6 Maths

 

Please find the whole school Curriculum Map below:

 

Whole school overview

 

Knowledge and Skill Organisers

Using the whole school Curriculum Map as a base, we have developed Knowledge and Skill Organisers.  This ensures that our curriculum is progressive, giving our children the opportunity to build skills as they move through the school. In addition to this, meaningful links are made across the curriculum, where possible and appropriate, allowing children to be immersed in the knowledge of the topic.

These documents are being developed and are subject to change:

EYFS Curriculum

Year 1 Knowledge and Skill Organiser

Year 2 Knowledge and Skill Organiser

Year 3 Knowledge and Skill Organiser

Year 4 Knowledge and Skill Organiser

Year 5 Knowledge and Skill Organiser

Year 6 Knowledge and Skill Organiser

 

These documents are evolving, currently PE, Music, MFL and RE are not represented within them. This is because these subjects are taught by specialist teachers or we follow the Bexley syllabus. They will be incorporated in the documents.

 

Evaluating the impact of the curriculum at Upland

Please refer to the Curriculum Team pages to the left to view the evaluation of each subject and how we intend to develop. They are working documents and the version on the website may not be the most recent version.

 

Homework

In consultation with parent representative from the Upland Parent Partnership, our homework policy has been rewritten. We value the opportunity to extend the layer of knowledge outside of school and, with this in mind, homework is themed around topics allowing children to develop their academic, physical, emotional and artistic skills.

Homework Policy