At St Paul's C of E Primary School, we want pupils to develop a curiosity for and a love of mathematics as they explore it further. We place emphasis on our pupils moving through the different stages of understanding: concrete, pictorial and abstract and look for opportunities to help them to place their understanding within the context of the wider world. This could be through examples such as: calculating the total amount of money we need to purchase items, working out what time to meet a connecting train or weighing precise amounts of ingredients when following a recipe.
Our core aim at St Paul's is to make our children fluent in solving calculations and to equip them with the tools to solve a variety of problems. Developing problem solving and reasoning skills is a thread that runs through all of our Maths lessons, with pupils constantly challenged to explain why and to prove how they know they are correct or have found all possible outcomes.
Pupils are encouraged to use a wide range of resources and manipulatives to support their learning, such as: hundred squares, number lines, numicon, cubes, place value cards and counters, and are taught to use and create pictorial representations to support their understanding, such as part-whole and bar models.
Maths is an essential skill that enables us to live an independent life which is why we place an emphasis on all of our pupils having a sound understanding of key concepts prior to their transition to secondary school.
Skills and Knowledge Progression & Whole School Overview
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Year Group Overviews and Further Information for Parents
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