We aim to encourage our children to remember knowledge and build on their prior learning by ensuring we carefully consider how knowledge is sequenced. Teachers must understand what pupils must know and be able to do in each area of mathematics by the end of each academic year; they must recognise what has come before and what pupils will continue to learn in the next year.
Our curriculum design is based on three main principles:
1) Learning is most effective when spaced and revisited rather than blocked.
2) Interleaving helps pupils to discriminate between topics and aids long-term retention. By providing real life opportunities for the children to apply their mathematical knowledge and skills it will become embedded and remembered.
3) Retrieval of previously learned content is frequent and regular, which increases both storage and retrieval strength.