We aim for our children to understand the purpose of the mathematical concepts they learn in school, so they are able to apply these skills to their own lives.
Our approach to maths aligns with the following structure:
Conceptual Understanding – Understanding ‘why maths works’
During this part of the learning journey, children gain experience of mathematical concepts using practical resources and concrete materials. Models and images are used so that children can see the links between concepts. Common misconceptions are also challenged.
Procedural Fluency – Gaining confidence in the skill
During this part of the learning journey, children accurately and efficiently carry out procedures using given strategies. The aim is to become accurate and efficient.
During this part of the learning journey, children explore the skills they have learnt in different ways, often combining them with prior learning. Word problems and multi-step problems are also used in this section to enable children to recognise the correct calculations needed to solve problems. Investigations are planned to ensure children have the opportunity to explore Maths. Real-life contexts are included as much as possible.