At Jupiter Community Free School, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to promote positive attitudes towards maths and for our children to enjoy their learning. We intend on our pupils becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason and to solve problems.
We apply an ‘All children can’ approach and use appropriate resources to support all of the children to allow them to achieve to the best of their best of their ability. Together, we are building a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths. We aim to ensure all our children are resilient and persevere even when they find something difficult.
Following the White Rose Maths scheme of work, we use the concrete – pictorial – abstract (CPA) approach to support pupils in understanding mathematics. The children are encouraged to make connections between different representations starting with using resources the children can manipulate, moving to looking at pictures of these resources and finally the abstract of using numbers. In classrooms, we emphasise the use of correct mathematical language. Questions are asked to encourage pupils to discuss the mathematics they are doing, allowing them to explain their thought process and show their deep conceptual understanding of mathematical principles.