Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of Mathematics at Bledington 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 and enjoy 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 maths skills are practised regularly to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths.
Basic maths skills are taught regularly. This includes progression through the Maths Passport scheme, access to Numbots/Times Table Rockstars, and weekly times tables, mental maths and arithmetic tests in preparation for statutory assessments in KS2.
A range of reasoning resources are used to challenge all children and give them the opportunity to further deepen their understanding, in line with the Mastery approach to maths learning.
Problem solving skills, in addition to daily reasoning, are taught using Nrich and STOPS resources, alongside practical problem solving experiences.
Use of effective questioning allows children to demonstrate their understanding through explanations of how they reached an answer.
Children are taught through mixed ability whole class lessons as well as through differentiated group and individual work.
Maths planning sequences ensure that concepts are introduced in an order that builds on prior learning and understanding.
Lessons use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to guide children through their understanding of mathematical processes.
Maths monitoring and daily assessment allows children requiring interventions and on My plans to be identified and supported.
Termly and end of topic assessments are carried out to inform next steps and concepts to be revisited.
Homework is set to develop and review children's learning.
Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum.
As a result of our Maths teaching at Bledington you will see:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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