The National Curriculum 2014 is the basis for our mastery teaching programme.
Mathematics covers the areas of the number system and number calculations; geometrical reasoning and measures; handling data; using and applying mathematics.
Through a progressive approach involving concrete equipment or manipulatives as the first step, pictorial representations as the second step and the abstract representation as our third step, we aim to equip the children with the tools of logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Special attention is given to mental calculation as well as a focus on children being able to articulate their mathematical reasoning.
Parents can support by helping their child learn number bonds and multiplication tables as the essential building block of all other calculation strategies.