We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of Maths with the right kind of teaching and support.
The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- Are able to reason mathematically
- Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
The National Curriculum expectation for Primary Schools across the UK is that, by the end of Year 4, pupils are capable of recalling all 12 times tables up to 12 x12.
We believe that a key tool in this mastery approach to mathematical learning is a knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division. At Ashleigh, we therefore believe it is essential for all children to leave with a secure knowledge of multiplication tables to underpin all future learning and we want our pupils to use this knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts.
We believe this understanding should be gradually developed through a variety of different interesting and fun ways, using the CPA approach (learning concepts through concrete apparatus, pictorial images and finally abstract representations) adopted in the Maths – No Problem scheme. We believe Ashleigh pupils should end up being able to problem solve in multiple contexts using their secure knowledge of both multiplication and division facts.