Maths at Bierton CE Combined School
Teaching and Learning of Maths
At Bierton C.E Combined School, we follow the small steps outlined by the White Rose Maths Hub and progression within each area of calculation follows programme of study in the 2014 National Curriculum. It includes written strategies, pedagogy and visual representations for each operation. As a school, we have adopted the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach and as a result mathematical understanding is developed through use of representations that are first of all concrete (e.g. Dienes, apparatus), then pictorial (e.g. array, place value counters, bar models) to then facilitate abstract working (e.g. columnar addition, long multiplication). It is important that conceptual understanding, supported by the use of representation, is secure for procedures and if at any point a pupil is struggling with a procedure, they should revert to concrete and/or pictorial resources and representations to solidify understanding.
Long Term Plans
Progression in Skills
KS2 Ultimate Maths SAT Organiser
KS2 Ultimate Maths SAT organiser. This resource allows you to choose a weak topic area of your learning from a menu of 48 topics and instantly opens a printable PDF of past SATs questions specific to that topic. All 48 topic PDFs are housed on Genius Maths' Google drive account which can only be accessed via this single file. All questions contain a Youtube Button next to them, so if you need help, simply HIT THE YOUTUBE button to zoom off to a mini Youtube tutorial specific to that question on our Youtube channel. The Youtube channel has over 180,000 hits and rising from those who used it during the last two year's SATs.
Also included are the One-A-Day Mini Maths Vidamins for Y5 + and links to Thinking Outside the Box puzzle videos!This single PDF can easily be accessed from the comfort your own living room on a laptop, tablet or phone. You could even revise on a phone during a car journey!