At Whiston Willis Primary Academy, we believe mathematics should provide the children with opportunities to have an understanding of the fundamental, basic skills that will equip them for future life. Through reasoning and problem solving, mathematics helps develop the mind’s meta-cognitive skills. We believe children should be exposed to a rich and varied vocabulary that incorporates mathematical language daily, in order to understand and make relationships across various contexts. We seek to support children in exploring mathematical concepts through concrete, pictorial and abstract challenges to ensure they have a deep and secure understanding of the foundations of mathematics.
Throughout school, children will be following the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract way of learning. They will be provided with opportunities to use practical equipment and view/draw pictorial representations to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
KEY STAGE ONE AND KEY STAGE TWO
From September 2018, all children in Key Stage 1 will be taught Mathematics using the Maths No Problem Scheme of Work (SOW).
"Maths — No Problem! is a series of textbooks and workbooks written to meet the requirements of the 2014 English National Curriculum. The Maths — No Problem! Primary Series was assessed by the DfE’s expert panel, which judged that it met the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery. As a result, the Maths — No Problem! Primary Series are recommended textbooks for schools on the mastery programme."
More information regarding this new approach can be found here.