At St Clement’s Hill Primary Academy, we aim for all children to be confident mathematicians who use their skills and mathematical understanding fluently to solve a range of puzzles and problems. Having a strong, conceptual understanding of mathematical principles is vital and we develop and deepen this through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach (CPA).
Our teaching cycle of ‘I do, We do, You do’ ensures clear models, scaffolds and challenges are used to support children to develop, practise and apply their mathematical understanding.
Our curriculum is sequenced following the White Rose scheme of learning which ensures clear progression and our daily flashback questions allow children to retrieve and revisit prior learning.
Through our mathematics teaching, we aim for all children to:
Develop quick and accurate recall of key mathematical facts and calculation methods
Become fluent in using key facts and methods accurately, flexibly and efficiently in a wide variety of different contexts
Reason mathematically, using vocabulary accurately to explain the connections, patterns, relationships and solutions they have found
Apply their skills and understanding to solve a range of different problems, breaking these down into smaller steps and working systematically to find solutions.
Understand the meaning and purpose of maths by applying their knowledge to other areas of the curriculum and making connections with the real world.
Develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will promote confidence and carry them throughout their lives.