Mathematics is a core subject where children are taught many transferable skills. These skills often need to be applied with fluency in other areas of the curriculum.  

Mathematics provides opportunities for developing important intellectual skills such as; problem solving, reasoning, creative thinking and communication as well as building up conceptual understanding. Also, in learning mathematics, children have many opportunities to ‘look for patterns’.  

In order to support all of these crucial skills, we apply a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach in our teaching, supported by White Rose Maths.  

In line with the national curriculum aims for mathematics, at Hanham Primary Federation we ensure that all pupils: 

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. 
  • Develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. 
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, identifying relationships and generalisations, developing arguments, justifications or proof using mathematical language. 
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of everyday problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. 

Please click on the links below for further information and to find out about how this is applied in the classroom: 

Find out more by downloading Our Maths at HPF Document