Torridon Primary is dedicated to ensuring our Mathematicians are inquisitive and flexible learners who are confident, adventurous, resilient and risk-taking in their approach. Through practical activities, exploration and discussion, we aim for all children to be mentally fluent, able to see patterns and make connections within the number system and prior learning.
We want our children to master maths not just have a surface knowledge and skills in the subject. Our maths curriculum enables pupils of all ages acquiring a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of the subject. Please click on the link to access our calculation policy:
At the core of our teaching is the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
- Concrete – children have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand and explain what they are doing.
- Pictorial – children then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations, which can then be used to reason and solve problems.
- Abstract – With the foundations firmly laid, children can move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.
At Torridon we use WhiteRose, NCTEM and Maths Hub to support our planning with a central component being their five big ideas drawn from recent research.
Central to our maths learning in school is fluency, this is the ability to instantly recall known facts such as number bonds and times tables quickly and effortlessly. To support with fluency every child has a login to Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars which uses engaging and adaptive games to ensure all children make progress. It is part of the weekly home learning expectation that children complete these activities at home.