At Parsonage Farm, we believe that every child is an individual and should be supported to become a confident, resilient, independent, lifelong learner and encouraged to ‘be the best that they can be’. Our aim is for children to develop the key mathematical skills, concepts and understandings, appropriate to their age, so that they grow into confident, enthusiastic mathematicians. This is achieved by linking maths with real-life situations for the children to enable them to apply their understanding of mathematical concepts and to realise that maths is an integral part of everyday life.
Teaching and learning:
At Parsonage Farm, early mathematical experiences and explorations begin in the Early Years and are developed throughout the school following the National Curriculum Guidelines. Children acquire the basic early mathematical skills, covering the knowledge and understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, shape and measures.
At Parsonage Farm, we follow a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach in maths in both EYFS and KS1. Children use a wide variety of practical apparatus to aid their learning and our curriculum provides children with opportunities to talk about, apply and explain their mathematical thinking. This is achieved through a combination of problem-solving and reasoning activities.
Mathematical learning is promoted in other areas of the curriculum including Science and Computing.