At Holy Trinity we believe all children can achieve in Maths. We don't believe there are some people who "just can't do maths".
Doing Maths is like playing a musical instrument - it takes practice. Your Maths brain is like any other muscle that gets better the more you use it.
At Holy Trinity we follow the White Rose method of mathematical teaching. Click on the links below for more information.
National Curriculum Aims for Maths
All children should develop:
Fluency - quick and accurate recall of key facts like times tables and number bonds, choosing appropriate strategies to solve a calculation
Reasoning - noticing the structure of numbers, making connections, justifying our thinking
Problem Solving - applying our understanding
We emphasise the importance of being stuck and having a go. In our Maths lessons everyone is expected to talk and explain their thinking.
How can I help my child with Maths?
To help everyone understand new ideas in Maths, we use the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach:
Concrete - we use physical resources to bring the maths to life e.g. Numicon, blocks, counters
Pictorial - we build on our understanding by drawing Maths pictures, such as a bar model
Abstract - when we are ready we move on to using numbers and key concepts confidently