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Maths Intent

 

Our aim at Meadowhead Infant School is for all children to enjoy mathematics and have a secure and deep understanding of fundamental and mathematical concepts and procedures. We want children to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.

 

Children are encouraged to think mathematically and will be introduced to new concepts using the Mastery Approach to teaching Maths.

 

This approach aims for all children to develop a deeper understanding of Maths, building on what they already know, through small, connected steps of learning. Children are introduced to new concepts using the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) approach. In addition, real life contexts will be used to help children to develop problem solving and reasoning skills they can use in their everyday lives.

 

At Meadowhead Infants we are also placing an emphasis on the importance of developing children’s fluency. Our aim is to increase children’s quick recall of facts and their ability to recognise and make connections between different contexts. There is a daily 10-minute fluency session across school, to enable the children to practise basic facts and develop flexibility with these facts.

 

Across school, we follow the White Rose Hub Scheme of Work which supports the mastery approach to teaching Mathematics. Click on the different documents below to see the breakdown of the curriculum for each year group.

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