Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. In KS1 and 2 we use White Rose Maths schemes of learning which are designed to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. The following explanation video can be used as a guide for you to consolidate your child’s learning at home.
The video below explains the CPA model (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) also known as the CRA model (Concrete, Representational, Abstract).
At Dartford Primary we use Times Tables Rockstars to help develop fluency and accuracy with times tables. Follow this link to find out more about this excellent app:
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.
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