At Fordbridge, we believe that Mathematics is a key skill that helps us to make sense of the world around us. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to understand and apply their knowledge to solve real life problems.
At Fordbridge, we also believe that Mathematics equips children with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy, the environment and development and in public decision-making. Different cultures have contributed to the development and application of mathematics. Today, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.
At Fordbridge Community Primary School we follow the C-P-A teaching approach (concrete-pictorial-abstract). This is to ensure mathematics is taught to mastery showing depth and understanding of concepts taught.
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We give all children the opportunity to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations and to practise and extend their range of vocabulary and numeracy skills. They have the opportunity to explore, enjoy, learn about, and use mathematics in a range of situations. Mathematics is planned from the Early Learning Goals and the CPA approach is encouraged. Mathematics is taught both as a discrete subject and within the whole Early Years Curriculum to give children opportunities to use their numeracy skills in real life situations.
From year 1 - year 6, we follow the Maths No Problem structure.