Our aim is for every child to develop a love and intrigue of mathematics . Our vision is that pupils build on solid foundations and develop a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning, before moving on to new content or concepts. .
Children are encouraged to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills and learning concepts through concrete apparatus, pictorial images and finally abstract representations (numbers and symbols). This is called the CPA approach. The models and images we use are mapped throughout the school from EYFS to Year 2, to ensure progression and a depth of understanding. We work closely with Pennington Junior School to ensure we equip children with good mathematical skills ready for their next stage of learning.
Each teacher will respond to the needs of their own class so some topics may be taught slightly earlier or later. We assess your child before, during and after each chapter of learning to make sure that your child has mastered the concept before we move on. We will aim to help pupils deepen their understanding using questioning and varied presentation and help all pupils to achieve by providing extra support. At times, this will be through additional opportunities to practice, frequency of adult support/guidance (scaffolding) and sometimes through task design and tiered learning - short term changes in learning goals. We will not aim to move pupils on too rapidly towards new content or concepts. We aim for all children to master learning at their own level regardless of their starting point.