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Sandfield Close Primary School

Maths

Mathematics at Sandfield Close Primary School

At Sandfield Close Primary School we use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to teaching mathematics. Concrete learning means children use physical objects to help them learn about

mathematics.  Pictorial learning means children then move to pictures of objects to help them count or calculate or name shapes etc. Abstract learning is the final stage whereby children learn the symbols to represent the numbers or shapes they are exploring. We encourage parents to support counting at home by using everyday objects to help.

We use Maths No Problem textbooks and workbooks to support learning throughout the school, which is based on how Maths is taught in Singapore. The Singapore curriculum for mathematics has consistently produced excellent results. Singapore is at the top of the charts in international comparisons of educational systems such as TIMSS and PIRLS. Please refer to the parental videos for support with how we teach the fundamentals of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We follow the National Curriculum requirements for learning in each year group. Please find the requirements for each year group on the right from Target Tracker. These help parents to know the mathematics knowledge and learning we cover through the year so parents can continue to provide further support which is very welcomed.

We also celebrate mathematics within a themed week. These are photos below from counting week when we used objects from nature to inspire us – we chose conkers this year and we learnt lots about them and lots of maths through using them.

We also ask children to use Times Table Rockstars and MyMaths at home to support learning they have covered in school.

Please visit the children’s learning tab for the link to these areas or the quick link guide on the home page.