At Broke Hall, we want children to enjoy maths and appreciate it as skills for life. Our aim is for children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and be able to recall and apply learning accurately and quickly. We want children to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts which they can apply to a range of problems in real world contexts.
The children’s understanding is built using a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach whereby children explore maths practically before moving through to visual and finally written representations.
Teachers encourage this through ‘maths talk’ where children are prompted to explore, explain, reason, prove and solve mathematical concepts.
Our maths mastery approach ensures children understand what they are doing and why they are doing it, rather than just learning routines and methods without understanding what is happening.