Schools within the Primary Advantage Federation have a strong commitment to children’s maths. Maths lessons lay the foundations for this critical life skill as teachers use the PA Maths programme. If you would like to know which aspects of Mathematics your child will be working on each week please go to the pupils tab and click on your childs year group.
The PA Maths programme supports progression throughout the primary years and has a strong CPA thread running throughout. This means that children are exposed to conceptual ideas at a concrete level with a range of apparatus (e.g. counters, beads, diennes and Numicon) before moving on pictorial representations. This may mean diagrams, sketches or using the Singapore bar model to solve problems. Doing so develops children’s deep conceptual understanding and skills proficiency which supports the next move into abstract mathematics, such as long division.
Maths lessons are designed to be interactive with a significant emphasis on children’s talk. Through discussing their ideas, children construct new understanding, engage in a supportive community of practice, take responsibility for their learning and allow the teacher a window into their thinking which enables appropriate action to help them progress. Fluency, reasoning and problem solving are three themes of the maths National Curriculum (DfE, 2014) and inform all maths teaching in Primary Advantage schools.
Teachers and support staff provide targeted support and assessment to help all children make good progress in maths. To see how you can help too, click here.
To find out more about Primary Advantage maths click here.
To download leaflets that give further information about maths across the school please click the links below:
The Powerpoints from the recent Mathematics Workshops on the four operations can be downloaded here:
What to Expect in Lower KS2 Mathematics – 28.06.18
For a list of just a few of the Mathematics Applications that we use in school to support teaching in the classroom and an explanation of what they do click here.
We run training sessions for Maths Teaching. Click here to see the slides we have created.
Tap on the link below to watch a video to see how we use place value counters to help us understand two digit by 1 digit multiplication.
Tap on the links below to watch videos to see how we use place value counters to help us understand the formal written method for division.
Watch this video to see how to divide a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number using the formal written method of short division.
Watch this video to see how to divide a 4 digit number by a 2 digit number using the formal written method of short division.