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Fox Grove School


Maths at Fox Grove

Mathematics helps our pupils to understand the world and gives them essential life and problem-solving skills. White Rose Maths Strategy and Schemes are used as a consistent approach to Mathematics teaching across the school. It provides small steps progression through topics in a logical way and opportunities to engage with mathematical ideas and topics in depth over time. The Mathematics Learning Journey shows the progression of skills and subject content to support the mathematical development of each pupil.

To support the assessment of individual pupils, and plans for the next steps in their learning, teachers use the Mathematic Stages of Progression (Number & Geometry, Measures and Fractions) and Pre-Requisite maths skills breakdown. 

The Fox Grove curriculum is sequenced to support all pupils to develop a deep understanding of maths. Please see our Mathematics Rolling Programme for more information.

Pupils benefit from the CPA (Concrete Pictorial Abstract) approach which is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build pupils understanding of abstract topics. Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources and when they are comfortable solving problems with physical aids, they are given problems with pictures, usually pictorial representations of the concrete objects they were using. Then they are asked to solve problems were they only have the abstract (e.g. numbers and symbols).

To develop mathematical thinking, pupils are encouraged to make connections and explain their reasoning when problem solving using mathematical vocabulary supported by ALDs (Aided Language Displays).

As well as lessons in the classroom, pupils develop their functional skills in mathematics in practical context such as, Food Technology, Forest School, Science and DT.