We want our children to develop a love for mathematics from the moment they enter into our school. Our curriculum is based on a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach where children develop their understanding and fluency by experiencing concrete, pictorial and abstract representations of concepts. We give children time to practice key skills and processes; encourage them to look for patterns, make connections and reason; and enable them to move onto applying their skills to solve more complex problems. We use a ‘Do It’, ‘Twist it’ and ‘Solve it’ approach.
As children move through the school, we aim for them to acquire a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable them to move on to more advanced material.
“Children’s chances of success are maximised if they develop deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts.” NCETM
Home Learning – children can consolidate skills and processes through a set task on Education City or a simple worksheet. Children can practice times tables with the help of a school pack which they are given at the beginning of Year 3.
Multiplication tables: For anyone wanting a singing approach to ‘chanting’, teacher Martyn Yeo has helpfully made a YouTube playlist putting sing-along videos in one place.