Maths is not just a subject we learn in school, it is a language that is spoken across the world and used in many aspects of daily life from basic things such as shopping, to saving lives in the operating theatre. We don’t know what the future brings for our children, but what we do know is that maths will play a part in it. With this in mind, at St Philips, we are passionate about making sure that all our children are able to access this language and use it with confidence throughout their lives.
To do this, we will use a Mastery approach, from Reception upwards, to ensure that they become progressively fluent in the basic skills of maths so that they develop the ability to rapidly recall facts and use these to manipulate numbers in a variety of purposeful and meaningful ways to solve problems, including real life scenarios.
Our children will be taught through a language rich curriculum where children will be expected to talk through their mathematical thinking; which will be supported and modelled in the very earliest years but will become more independent as they move through school. New mathematical learning will be taught using a ‘Concrete (using equipment), Pictorial (drawing images) and Abstract (a written method)’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands on learning. This method allows the children to ‘see’ the process, which in turn helps them to talk about it enabling them to truly understand it.
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