At Clowne Infant and Nursery School we teach daily math’s lessons which follow the White Rose scheme. Within each year group the children are set into ability groups, this allows the children to work at a pace and a level which suits them best.
Lessons are fun, engaging and encourage the children to link to ‘real life’ maths. Children are shown a variety of calculation methods which use practical resource, written methods and mental maths.
In Nursery teachers plan mathematical activities through in the moment planning, these are linked to children's interests and activities.
Over the course of KS1 children are expected to use a range of mathematical vocabulary confidently. The vocabulary is model and promoted within lessons. Children are encourage to use mathematical vocabulary within each lesson.
To help you understand how we teach different aspect of maths here is our schools calculation policy which breaks down the different teaching strands and show you a concrete, pictorial and abstract way of understanding maths.
Concrete learning- is a hands on approach, doing rather than watching. Children can use lots of resources to help them build an understanding of the mathematical concepts that are taking place.
Pictorial learning- Pictorial is the “seeing” stage. Here, visual representations of concrete objects are used to model problems. This stage encourages children to make a mental connection between the physical object they just handled and the abstract pictures, diagrams or models that represent the objects from the problem.
Abstract learning- Abstract thinking is the ability to consider concepts beyond what we observe physically. Recognizing patterns, analysing ideas, solving problems, and creating things all involve abstract thinking.