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Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. At Peatmoor, we aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education to provide a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. 

We, as a school, aim to develop the children’s enjoyment of Maths by providing opportunities for them to take risks and not fear making mistakes, as they are an integral part to improving their understanding. We want all of our children to progress both independently and collaboratively, which leads to them delving deeper, asking questions and finally broadening their knowledge.  

We are following the White Rose Primary Scheme of learning to develop culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. 

At Peatmoor, we follow a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) Approach. 

Concrete – children have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand and explain what they are doing. 

Pictorial – children then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations, which can then be used to reason and solve problems. 

Abstract – With the foundations firmly laid, children can move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence. 

Through mathematical talk, children will develop the ability to articulate, discuss and explain their thinking. We will provide the children with the necessary resources to allow all children to access the curriculum and encourage them to use this where appropriate to explain their logic and reasoning. 

Our maths curriculum aims to develop quick recall of facts and procedures which can be applied to different contexts. To understand relationships and make connections in mathematics to solve problems and reason. To be able to link mathematic skills to other areas of the curriculum especially science and computing education. We aim to develop a love of mathematics and that all children have the necessary basic skills to become successful mathematicians of the future.