At Harrowgate Hill Primary School we follow a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach to mathematics. This involves ‘Do it’, ‘Draw it, ‘Write it’ for the children. We have many resources in school to develop this approach and our staff use a wide range of manipulatives. From year 2 to 6 we organise our pupils into ability sets in order to ensure those that require more support have access to extra adults.
By following the Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics we aim to ensure that all pupils:
* become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practise 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 following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
*can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions