At Abingdon we are committed to providing a high-quality mathematics curriculum, which provides the foundation for children to reason mathematically; creates a sense of curiosity and enjoyment about the subject; and develops the children’s ability to make sense of the world. Children are encouraged daily to make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, skills in reasoning and competence in solving complex, sophisticated problems.
As a school we aim to ensure that the pupils:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Maths is normally taught in discrete lessons on a daily basis where the children have access to a wide variety of resources to support their mathematics work. Our maths lessons follow a maths mastery approach to learning where all classes work through a model of representing, fluency, probing questions, problem solving and rich tasks. Where possible, maths may also be linked to other areas of the curriculum, allowing children to solve real-life problems, and fully equip them with key life skills.
As a school we have developed a calculation policy which ensures consistent progression in calculation:
Click HERE to view our Addition & Subtraction document
Click HERE to view our Calculation of Fractions document
Click HERE to view our Multiplication & Division document
Click HERE to view Year 1 Maths
Click HERE to view Year 2 Maths
Click HERE to view Year 3 Maths
Click HERE to view Year 4 Maths
Click HERE to view Year 5 Maths
Click HERE to view Year 6 Maths