Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of Mathematics at Skinners’ Kent Primary School is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Arithmetic and basic math skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths.
Maths at SKPS:
- To help structure our curriculum, we follow the small steps progression sequence of the White Rose scheme of work.
- Basic Maths skills are taught daily. Focussing on key mathematical skills including place value, the four operations and fractions.
- A range of reasoning resources are used to challenge all children and give them the opportunity to reason with their understanding.
- Maths pre-teaching and immediate interventions are used to support children to ensure children are ready for their next Maths lesson.
- Children are taught through targeted differentiated small group and mixed ability whole class lessons.
- Lessons use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to guide children through their understanding of mathematical processes.
- Revise and Review consolidation lessons are used to revisit previous learning and ensure Maths skills are embedded.
- Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum.
As a result of our Maths teaching at SKPS you will see:
- Engaged children who are all challenged.
- Confident children who can all talk about Maths and their learning and the links between Mathematical topics.
- Lessons that use a variety of resources to support learning.
- Different representations of mathematical concepts.
- Learning that is tracked and monitored to ensure all children make good progress.
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