Mathematics in school
Maths is taught every day in Key Stages 1 and 2. The children have a daily Mathematics lesson which lasts approximately 1 hour.
In Key Stages 1 and 2 Mathematics is delivered through six areas:
- Number System
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Statistics (Y2-Y6)
At Yew Tree, we follow a scheme called INSPIRE Maths. INSPIRE is a whole-school primary maths programme that supports deeper thinking, in line with the higher expectations of the National Curriculum.
INSPIRE follows what we call the CPA approach to teaching maths. This means that ALL new concepts are taught first, using CONCRETE resources (C), then using PICTORIAL representations (P), before finally moving on to the ABSTRACT form (A).
Below is an example from INSPIRE Maths guidance for parents which gives examples of how you can support your child at home.