Maths at Endeavour
At Endeavour Primary School maths is taught discretely and daily. Children will start their maths learning journey in Year R and will continue on it through to Year 6 to ensure they are ready for the next stage in their education. Endeavour’s maths lessons are designed to provide children with meaningful skills to apply to ‘real-life’ situations. We have changed our maths curriculum to utilise the highly effective Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach to develop a deep and sustainable understanding of maths.
Within this, the children will be able to make choices about the resources and methods used, to discover and evaluate what helps them to learn in the most effective way. After the opportunity to build fluency of skills, the children will then be guided in applying these through reasoning and problem solving, to deepen their understanding and showcase the value of the skills they have developed in meaningful ‘real-life’ situations.
For our children in the Early Years, maths is integrated into the child provision that is planned daily for the children through indoor and outdoor learning. It is also on offer through daily adult-led sessions and the children are supported from their starting points.
How can you help at home?
You can help your child at home by supporting their use of times table practice, number bond work and taking advantage of maths in the real world. For example, telling the time and working out how long they have left until you go out, or dinner; you can also get your child to handle money as often as you can when purchasing things and how much change they will receive.