At Twyford C of E School we provide all children with opportunities to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics so that they can reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their Mathematics, as set out in the 2014 National Curriculum. These skills are taught explicitly within Mathematics lessons and developed consistently over time.
We have adopted the mastery approach to teaching mathematics and use the small steps outlined by the White Rose Maths scheme, as well as our own calculation progression document, to ensure concepts, skills and knowledge are developed systematically. As a school, we have adopted the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach and as a result mathematical understanding is developed through use of representations that are first of all concrete (e.g. Dienes, apparatus), followed by pictorial (e.g. array, place value counters, bar models) to then facilitate abstract working (e.g. column addition, long multiplication).
Additionally, our children have access to Times Tables Rockstars, an online resource to help develop fluency in times tables.