At St Antony’s Primary School, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools, and develops an ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives. We believe that maths should be purposeful, and children are made aware of its importance in real-life contexts.
Our approach to teaching and learning mathematics
At St. Antony’s we use White Rose materials to plan and deliver high quality mathematics lessons to our children. We are dedicated to enabling our children to achieve academic mastery in mathematics and we do so using a Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract approach to learning mathematics.
This enables our children to build solid foundations in their understanding of mathematics, which is vital to master the subject.
Our calculation policy shows in detail how we use this sequence to develop the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.