Maths at Hartley
Year 1 - Year 5
Maths is taught in mixed ability groups using the Maths: No Problem scheme which is based on the principles of Singapore Maths. The scheme is based on the belief that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support. The programme is aligned to the UK National Curriculum and focuses on teaching to mastery by allowing enough time on a topic for a child to comprehend it thoroughly before moving on, and using problem solving to develop a relational understanding of mathematical concepts.
The programme is based on the use of high quality textbooks, workbooks and online materials for the children to use in daily maths lessons. This is supplemented by the use of practical resources and maths journals where the children can record their calculations. Each year of the Singapore Maths books comes in two sections: A and B. Within each of these sections, there is one textbook and one or more workbooks. These are not alternative programmes, but they are meant to be used one after the other. Students should progress onto B only once A has been completed. All the books are in English and they use the metric measurement system.
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Mathematics in Year 6 is taught in smaller groups to ensure children are provided with richer learning opportunities. The CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach is embedded across all groups with a focus on moving more to the pictorial and abstract concepts in Year 6.
Children in Year 6 are given the opportunity to develop their problem solving skills moving on to increasingly complex number problems. They are encouraged to make generalisations in order to apply their reasoning skills in a range of contexts and justify using mathematical language.
Maths No Problem Overview