Subject leader: Sarah Siddiqui
We love maths at Charing CEP School! We believe that every child has the right to succeed in mathematics and believe in themselves as mathematicians. As a team, we go the extra mile to ensure that learning experiences are tailored to the individual. Children are given appropriate resources and opportunities to learn new concepts at a pace that is right for them. Once the learning is embedded, they are challenged to apply their new learning in a range of contexts including real life situations.
We use the CPA approach to teaching maths which allows children to physically manipulate equipment to strengthen their understanding of the concept they are learning. This approach is developing right throughout our school so even the most able children will also be able to explain their thinking and draw images to reason their mathematical ideas.
When problem solving, we use the bar model to help children visualise problems. We firmly believe maths is all about making connections, recognising patterns and developing number sense. At Charing CEP School we have taken a new approach to our teaching called, ‘Teaching for Mastery in Mathematics’. We use NCETM resources alongside White Rose Maths materials to give children the opportunity to deepen their understanding of concepts through reasoning and problem solving tasks. We use our assessment for learning throughout the year and plan for catch up interventions to ensure children are succeeding in maths.