We follow a mastery approach to the teaching of Mathematics whereby children are encouraged to physically represent mathematical concepts. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols. Mathematical concepts are explored in a variety of representations and problem-solving concepts. All children are expected to access, at varying degrees, the Learning Intention for the lesson.
During the Foundation Stage, Maths forms part of varied engaging and interactive learning experiences. Through exploration, play and discussion children develop their mathematical understanding.
In Key Stage One and Two children receive a daily maths lessons that seeks to reinforce previous learning and allow children to take on new skills and apply these in a range of contexts.
The school currently uses a mix of Hamilton Maths and White Rose to support the planning and teaching of maths across the school. We have plans to introduce a whole school tool for maths within the next half term which has a focus on mastery as well as developing the idea of concrete, pictorial and abstract, so watch this space!