At Chantry, all teachers use the White Rose Math Scheme as a process for teaching mathematics. When introducing children to new concepts, they have the opportunity to build fluency in topics by taking the following approach: concrete, pictorial and abstract. Children have the opportunity to use manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing, which is then built on by using pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to reason and solve problems.
With the foundations firmly laid, children are able to move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence. Reasoning and problem solving is encompassed in the above approaches to deepen and master all aspects of mathematics.
Pupils in EYFS/KS1 have access to Numbots which enables them to build on their fluency and recall in school and at home.
Pupils in KS2 have access to Times Table Rockstars which enables them to build on their fluency and recall in school and at home.
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 will have access to Mathletics, which is used to support them in and out school.
All pupils are encouraged to come into school from 8:35am, giving them time to complete early morning maths activities and revisit previously taught mathematical concepts. Through enquiry and discovery, we develop children’s understanding of mathematics and their awareness of its uses in the world beyond the classroom.
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