Intent of our Mathematics Curriculum
At Bidston Avenue Primary School, we believe that Mathematics is essential to every day life as it equips children with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. We embrace a mastery approach to the teaching of Mathematics. Problem solving and reasoning are at the heart of every lesson. We encourage children to work collaboratively, think clearly and logically, and develop determination. We promote the use of concrete apparatus, pictorial representations and mathematical vocabulary to support our learning. Our aim is that children become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics; they understand relationships and generalisations, and develop justification or proof using mathematical language.
How do we teach maths?
We teach Maths using the Maths No Problem scheme, an approach to teaching maths developed in Singapore. Problem solving, fluency and relational understanding are at the heart of the scheme. It uses the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach and allows pupils to spend enough time to fully explore a topic, reinforcing it with practice, before moving onto the next one. All ideas are built on previous knowledge and pupils have ample opportunity to develop relationships between topics.
Lessons typically are broken into four parts:
Find out more at the Maths No Problem website.
We also use Times Tables Rockstars as a tool to help pupils develop fluency in multiplication tables.
For homework, children use MyMaths website to practise previously learnt maths knowledge and skills. MyMaths home learning is set weekly.
Have a look at the programmes of study for each year group below: