Here at Gainsborough, we follow the White Rose Maths programme which supports progression throughout the primary years and has a strong CPA thread running throughout. Throughout the programme children are exposed to conceptual ideas at various levels which helps to develop children’s deep conceptual understanding and skills proficiency which supports the next move into more abstract mathematics.
All of our maths lessons are designed to be interactive with a significant emphasis on children’s talk. In discussing their ideas, children construct new understanding, engage in a supportive community of practice, take responsibility for their learning and allow the teacher a window into their thinking which enables appropriate action to help them progress. Fluency, reasoning and problem solving are three themes of the maths National Curriculum (DfE, 2014) and inform all maths teaching under the PA Maths programme.
Teachers and support staff provide targeted support and assessment to help all children make good progress in maths.