At Alexandra Primary School we follow the National Curriculum using the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach (CPA). Mathematics is an essential skill for life and we want all our children to leave Alexandra as mathematicians; feeling confident and excited about maths.
The mathematics teaching at Alexandra Primary School is focused towards enabling each pupil to make progress within their capabilities; not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm about maths itself. We aim to increase pupil confidence in maths so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the vocabulary and ideas of maths.
Children are taught a thorough understanding of the knowledge, understanding and skills though a concrete approach to their learning. As their knowledge, understanding and skills develop, we extend and challenge them to apply their skills into real life situations through deepening their conceptual understanding