Our schools follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for the teaching of Mathematics and aims to excel in its three core areas:
· Problem solving
Each year group are taught to be fluent in the fundamental workings of the number system as this feeds into all number-based work and wider problem solving activities.
Pupils are taught to reason and generalise about a mathematical statement. They are taught to design or pursue a line of enquiry by applying their knowledge of number relationships.
Ultimately, when pupils are fluent and able to reason, they then apply these skills to a wide range of everyday problems which they are then able to break down into smaller steps/stages to be solved.
In our schools we follow a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to the teaching of mathematics . Once pupils are secure and confident in one stage of this process, they then move on to the next.
Our teaching is based upon the White Rose maths scheme, which we adapt to suit the needs of our children. This has been designed by leading experts in the field of mathematics teaching and ensures that a broad mix of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving work.
In Foundation Stage, pupils are taught and assessed using the Early Learning Goals: Number and Shape, Space and Measure.