At Towngate Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting all children develop themselves as competent mathematicans; we strive to embed the skills and processes necessary to enable children to use and apply their Maths learning in a variety of contexts.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to build a conceptual understanding of maths before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges. At Towngate, children are exposed to the three layers of Maths: fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which enables pupils to see their learning as purposeful, relevant and exciting. Our approach to the teaching of mathematics develops children's ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
Abacus and White Rose Maths Hub
To ensure our pupils acquire a deeper understanding in their mathematical learning, at Towngate Primary Academy we use the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of learning to support the teaching of mathematics.
Within the Maths hub schemes of learning, each National Curriculum objective is broken down into fluency, reasoning and problem solving; our teachers use the learning challenges to teach for mastery - an approach to extend and deepen the understanding of pupils within each year group. Our teaching staff use this document in conjunction with a range of high quality resources to support, stretch and challenge all learners within the classroom.