At Suffolks, we know and value the importance of mathematics in our everyday lives. Mathematics is a core subject that underpins many other concepts across the curriculum. We want to promote a love of mathematics where children see the true benefit of being fluent in the fundamentals, being able to reason mathematically and to solve a range of problems.
We approach mathematics using a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to help children truly secure their understanding of mathematical concepts.
As a school, we follow the White Rose scheme of learning to ensure that a breadth and depth of knowledge is taught. We ensure that children use concrete materials to embed and secure their learning before moving on to pictorial and abstract approaches to mathematics.
To support children with becoming fluent with their times tables, we use Times Table Rockstars to engage and promote times tables across the school.
We use the NCETM's progression maps (see below for more information) to support with teachers' planning.
We use Enfield's written calculation policy (see below for more information).