At Balfour Primary School, our maths curriculum is ambitious for all learners. We want children to be excited by practical maths lessons which encourage exploration, so that children can see the bigger picture, deeper understand the mathematics and make powerful mental connections between concepts. Our intent is to follow an ambitious, connected mathematics curriculum which is structured, coherent and accessible to all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 and develops them as mathematical thinkers.
We want our pupils at Balfour to develop fluency and the quick and efficient recall of facts and procedures. We also want our children to have the flexibility to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics and to be able to reason and solve problems. The emphasis at each stage is teaching a deep and sustainable understanding of maths through using a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach (Jerome Bruner).
For this reason, we have fluency, problem solving and reasoning built into each lesson, ensuring a conceptual mathematical understanding and enabling children to discuss and reason with their maths, finding connections between mathematical concepts.
For more information on our curriculum and how we teach maths, please see the menu to the right.