Schools within the Primary Advantage Federation have a strong commitment to children’s maths. Maths lessons lay the foundations for this critical life skill as teachers use the PA Maths programme. If you would like to know which aspects of Mathematics your child will be working on each week please go to the pupils tab and click on your childs year group.
The PA Maths programme supports progression throughout the primary years and has a strong CPA thread running throughout. This means that children are exposed to conceptual ideas at a concrete level with a range of apparatus (e.g. counters, beads, diennes and Numicon) before moving on pictorial representations. This may mean diagrams, sketches or using the Singapore bar model to solve problems. Doing so develops children’s deep conceptual understanding and skills proficiency which supports the next move into abstract mathematics, such as long division.
Maths lessons are designed to be interactive with a significant emphasis on children’s talk. Through 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 in Primary Advantage schools.
Teachers and support staff provide targeted support and assessment to help all children make good progress in maths. To see how you can help too, click here.
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The leaflets below provide details of the key learning in Mathematics for each year group along with some ideas for how you can support your child in these areas at home or while out and about. To download leaflets please click the links below:
- Mathematics Information Leaflet
- Year 1 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 2 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 3 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 4 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 5 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 6 Maths Fundamentals
The Slides from Mathematics Workshops on the four operations can be downloaded here: