Mathematics

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent mathematicians
  • can reason mathematically
  • can solve problems

At St Alfege’s we use the White Rose schemes of learning to deliver the maths curriculum.

Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract

The children follow the ‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’ approach to build competency when introduced to a new concept.

Concrete

Children have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives (e.g. Numicon, Base 10, Place Value Counters, Bead Strings) to help them understand what they are doing.

Pictorial

Children use pictorial/visual representations of the concrete objects

Abstract

Children use symbols

For Example: 6 + 5

Concrete

 

Pictorial

 

 

 

Abstract

     

 6 + 5 = 6 + 4 + 1 = 10 + 1 = 11

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

Children are also given the opportunity to reason and solve problems within their lessons.

Examples:

 

Learning Platforms

We use two platforms to support the children’s maths learning. 

NumBots is used by children in KS1 to boost their addition and subtraction skills. 

 

 

Timestable Rockstars is used by children in KS2 to practise their times tables.