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Mathematics at Compton

At Compton we believe that every child can do maths! 

We recognise that the ability to reason mathematically is the single most important factor in a pupil’s success in mathematics.  It is therefore crucial that opportunities to develop mathematical reasoning skills are integrated fully into our mathematics lessons. Such skills support deep knowledge of mathematical concepts enabling pupils to make connections, improve fluency, solve problems and ultimately become confident, life-long mathematicians.

This year, we are ensuring our pupils catch up on any missed mathematical understanding as a result of the past two years interrupted schooling.  We are doing this by following the NCETM curriculum prioritisation approach.  This programme provides coherent sequencing for the primary maths curriculum. It draws together the DfE guidance on curriculum prioritisation, with the high quality professional development and classroom resources provided by the NCETM Primary Mastery PD materials.

We strive to achieve the following within our daily maths teaching:

  • Pupils using accurate mathematical vocabulary in full sentences (supported by sentence stems)
  • Pupils learning and representing mathematical concepts using concrete apparatus, pictorial representations and abstract, formal methods
  • Pupils being given opportunities to reason effectively every lesson
  • Pupils to mark their own work and each other’s work within the lesson and move themselves on to greater challenges
  • Opportunities for pupils to deepen their understanding through open-ended problems

Our pupils are given the opportunity to refine and practice their maths skills at home using Doodle Maths and Doodle tables.  Each child has their own unique log in and their maths is tailored to their own needs.

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