At Abingdon Primary School we want our children to develop a positive attitude towards Mathematics and recognise that the subject is an essential building block to success in everyday life as well as a source of fascination and enjoyment.
We want our children to develop the factual knowledge and key skills to support them to become ‘deep thinkers’ around mathematics. By developing a broader vocabulary, children build confidence when using mathemtical language to show their understanding. We want our children understand the purpose behind their learning and to apply this knowledge to their everyday lives.
We follow a mastery approach to mathematics teaching and our learning follows the White Rose scheme of work, which is creative and engaging. This means that our teaching has number at its heart, stays in the required key stage and supports the ideal of depth before breadth, ensures that students can stay together as they work through the schemes and provides time to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum.
It is our aim to develop:
A growth mindset about ability to learn Mathematics
A positive attitude towards Mathematics and an awareness of how fascinating elements of Mathematics can be
Competence and confidence with numbers and the number system and other mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
Problem solvers, who can reason, think logically, work systematically and apply their knowledge of Mathematics
An ability to communicate using mathematical language
An ability to work both independently and with others
At Abingdon we teach mathematics through White Rose
Fluency with Number Facts:
To support our children to gain fluency with their number facts (ie number bonds and times tables) we subscribe to two online programmes - Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots. Both programmes are available to play online or via an app tha can be downloaded for free from your favourite App store.
We encourage and support our children to access these programmes at school, both in class and at optional drop-in lunchtime sessions. We regularly hold tournaments in school between classes or year groups (and occasionally against the teachers), and we take part in some country wide competitions where we compete against other schools.
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Subject Leader - Mr Edward Amesbury