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At Brabourne CEP School, we want our children to have a ‘love’ for maths and be motivated learners as well as have the tools and skills to equip them in their adult lives.

At  Brabourne,  all  teachers  use  the  White  Rose  Maths  Hub  as  a  process  for  teaching  mathematics.  When  introducing  children  to  new  concepts,  they  should  have  the  opportunity  to  build  fluency  in  topics  by  taking  the  following  approach:   Concrete  –  children  should  have  the  opportunity  to  use  concrete  objects  and  manipulatives  to  help  them  understand  what  they   are  doing.   Pictorial  –  children  should  build  on  this  concrete  approach  by  using  pictorial  representations. These  representations  can  then   be  used  to  reason  and  solve  problems.   Abstract  –  with  the  foundations  firmly  laid,  children  should  be  able  to  move  to  an  abstract  approach  using  numbers  and  key   concepts  with  confidence.   Reasoning  and  problem  solving  is  encompassed  in  the  above  approaches  to  deepen  and  master  all  aspects  of  mathematics.   This  policy  outlines  the  different  calculation  strategies  that  should  be  taught  and  used  from  Year  R  to  Year  6  in  line  with the requirements of the Primary National Curriculum 2014. We offer workshops for parents across the school year on ways to support children’s learning.


Cultural Capital in Maths

At Brabourne, we aim to provide our children with the courage, skills and aptitude to enable them to make a difference in the world. By becoming confident mathematicians, our children will have access to the exciting opportunities available to the young people of the future. We believe it is important to enable children to access maths across a broad spectrum, which includes applying their learning to other subjects taught in school and to ‘real life’ situations.  This will provide them with the essential knowledge needed to be educated citizens, helping to stimulate an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.  Throughout their learning in maths, our pupils have the opportunities to connect, consolidate and reinforce their maths skills within a broad and balanced yet purposeful curriculum.

Guides for parents

White Rose Maths have teamed up with TV presenter, teacher and parent Michael Underwood to bring you a mini-series called Maths with Michael.  We understand that many parents feel like maths has changed and that it’s sometimes difficult to keep up to date with modern teaching methods. Well don’t worry, we’re here to help you bridge the gap between school and home.  Below are the short parent guides to the 6 units in Maths that are taught through Primary School.    Below there is also a link which takes you to the ‘Maths with Michael’ videos which consist of an introductory video as well as the videos mentioned for each unit above. Just click the tabs to find them.

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