Maths at Dee Point
Dee Point follows the National Curriculum programs of study for the teaching of mathematics and aims to excel in its three core areas:
- Problem solving
Each year group are taught to be fluent in the fundamental workings of the number system as this feeds into all number based work and wider problem solving activities.
Pupils are taught to reason and generalise about a mathematical statement. They are taught to design or pursue a line of enquiry by applying their knowledge of number relationships.
Ultimately, when pupils are fluent and able to reason, they then apply these skills to a wide range of everyday problems which they are then able to break down into smaller steps/stages to be solved.
Dee Point follows a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to the teaching of mathematics . Once pupils are secure and confident in one stage of this process, they then move on to the next.
In Foundation Stage, pupils are taught and assessed using the Early Learning Goals: Number and Shape, Space and Measure. Their progress is tracked, recorded and shared with parents and carers using Learning Book.
Dee Point is part of a group of five schools that form the BEV (Blacon Education Village). This involves sharing good practise and following a uniform planning system.