At Swinnow Primary School, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools, through developing an ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. We use the White Rose Maths scheme of work across school. We use the Mastery of Mathematics concepts to help the children build a deeper understanding and fluency of number which enables them to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
To be successful in Maths, we recognise that pupils need to develop their conceptual understanding. In other words, pupils don’t only need to be able to recall facts quickly, they also need to be able to apply their knowledge in a range of different contexts, including those that are new and unfamiliar. In order to develop conceptual understanding in our pupils, we are implementing the CPA approach to learning (concrete, pictorial and abstract). This approach recognises that in order for pupils to understand abstract concepts, they must first learn mathematical concepts through the use of concrete resources and pictorial representation.
Concrete is the ‘doing’ stage, using concrete objects to solve problems. It brings concepts to life by allowing children to handle physical objects themselves.
Pictorial is the ‘seeing’ stage, using representations of the objects involved in maths problems. This stage encourages children to make a mental connection between the physical object and abstract levels of understanding, by drawing or looking at pictures, circles, diagrams or models which represent the objects in the problem.
Abstract is the ‘symbolic’ stage, where children are able to use abstract symbols to model and solve maths problems..
Progression Map- Place Value
Progression Map- Addition and Subtraction
Progression Map- Multiplication and Division
Progression Map- Fractions
Progression Map-Ratio and Proportion
Progression Map- Algebra
Progression Map-Properties of Shapes
Progression Map-Position and Direction
Useful Maths Websites
As a school, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of work to deliver the teaching and learning of Maths. Click on this link to find out more...
Websites to help your child to develop their maths skills...