At the Grove Infant school and nursery we believe that every child has the capacity to succeed in maths. We follow a mastery approach which means recognising the power to think rather than just do and to tackle concepts in very small cumulative steps of learning. By creating a solid foundation of deep understanding our children’s skills and confidence will be secure.
We embrace a CPA approach where pupils initially use a range of concrete resources such as numicon, tens frames, tens and ones manipulatives and beadstrings to support their understanding. They are encouraged to model using pictorial representations before using (abstract) mathematical language to record.
We challenge those children who can understand more deeply with deepen activities and we support children who might need extra scaffolding. All pupils are encouraged to explain, prove/disprove and persuade others of their answers.
In response to COVID 19, we have identified potential key learning that will need to be revisited and have updated our learning sequences to reflect this. Thereby ensuring there are no gaps in the pupil's progression of learning and that they are ready to progress with the next year's learning.
Please find below resources that show our curriculum coverage and that will support you with key ideas and vocabulary.