At Colville we provide our children with a high-quality mathematical education which provides a foundation for
- understanding the world,
- the ability to reason mathematically, and
- develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the subject.
We believe that mathematics is an essential discipline which allows children to think rationally, logically and creatively. Mathematics equips children with a powerful set of tools that they can use in everyday life.
All year groups teach to ‘mastery’ using the national curriculum objectives. Reception to Year 6 use the White Rose Maths Scheme (WRM). The scheme is based around three principles: that conceptual understanding is key, that children must be able to speak in full sentences and use correct mathematical vocabulary and that they can learn to think like mathematicians.
One of the main aspects of ‘teaching to mastery’ is the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach (CPA) which insists that children understand key concepts using concrete manipulatives, are exposed to and can record scenarios using pictures and can then apply this understanding in an abstract way.
Math Curriculum Overviews
Home Learning Support
Best accessed on a desktop PC, Mac or laptop.
Year 3 to Year 6 will also have times tables practice set on Sumdog. If your child is ready for times tables in KS1, you can sign up online to access the content.
Tablet app download: https://pages.sumdog.com/pages/sumdog_apps/