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.