Maths at Bruce Grove
At Bruce Grove Primary School, we have high expectations for all our pupils and offer an enriched curriculum, where Maths is developed and enjoyed in all aspects of school life. The school has developed a maths curriculum, which is rich in oracy, key skills and real life experiences to support the high percentages of EAL and disadvantaged pupils and to reflect the diversity of our pupils. Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of Mathematics at Bruce Grove Primary School is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Arithmetic and basic math skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths. We provide opportunities for all our pupils to enjoy and become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, whilst growing in self-confidence in their abilities. We ensure that pupils are taught how to reason mathematically and can solve problems by using and applying their skills and knowledge, throughout their primary school years and beyond. Our pupils master their skills in generating related facts through guided maths lessons which they use to solve reasoning problems at the end of KS2.