We believe that Mathematics should be an enjoyable subject, taught with the individual’s needs in mind
At Queensbridge Primary School, we aim to ensure we teach our children how they can use and apply their mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding. This, we believe, will equip our children with the skills which provide tools for life as well as for later study and work.
We believe that Mathematics should be an enjoyable subject, taught with the individual’s needs in mind. Teachers are aware of the importance of children acquiring secure mental methods of calculation and an efficient written method of calculation for each of the four operations (subtraction, addition, multiplication and division).
We aim to begin introducing all operations and concepts with concrete objects such as cubes, dienes and numicon. We then move onto visual drawings and representations such as the bar model before moving onto the abstract number sentence/formal calculation.
We follow the White Rose scheme of learning which teaches a mastery curriculum using the concrete, visual and abstract approach we believe in as a school. White Rose have some fabulous parent’s resources that consolidate the work your child does in school. You can download the resources here:
We work through the curriculum at a pace that works for our children and their needs. To do this we use a model, apply, challenge format within our maths lessons. We model how to complete a calculation or procedure; we give time for children to apply these skills to mathematical problems and finally we provide the children with challenges to allow them to deepen their knowledge and ‘think outside the box’ when tackling real-life context problems.
Ofsted November 2019
Teachers help pupils build the basic mathematical knowledge and skills that they need. They encourage pupils to explain their answers and how they have solved mathematical problems. If pupils begin to struggle, teachers help them to catch up quickly. This includes the use of additional support, including specialist teachers. Such strategies help the pupils to achieve well.