We aim to provide the children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become confident Mathematicians through a range of practical and written activities, which have relevance to real life.
When teaching mathematics at South Harringay School, we aim to use a variety of teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils equal access to mathematics and to experience success and enjoyment. Over time, children will become resilient learners who are able to accept that making mistakes is a necessary step in their learning. Children will be appropriately challenged and supported through varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Irrespective of personal starting points, children will explore maths in depth, and use a range of mathematical vocabulary to reason and justify. Pupils will persevere by building on previous knowledge and skills, and apply these to a wide variety of contexts both within maths and across the curriculum. They will appreciate the relevance of maths in real life situations, recognising that it is not simply ‘sums’ and ‘rules’.
Our curriculum allows pupils to revisit and build on concepts each term and yearly. We use the concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach to sequence our lesson content to provide children with the necessary scaffolds to access the learning within a lesson.
Our Progress maps provide a clear progression model for learning and are based on those produced by National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. The maps can be viewed below: