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Maths Subject Leadership

We aim for our children to develop and grow into well-rounded mathematicians.  Each lesson starts with a problem, encouraging the children to draw upon basic skills and previous knowledge to work through the problem.  They work through each unit using a CPA approach.  At the beginning of the unit, children make links by using concrete resources.  This allows the children to visualise how to approach the problem and they translate this into a picture (pictorial approach).  From here, children begin to explore their visualisations as formal methods, an abstract approach.  This approach provides support for all learners so by the end of the unit, they are able to solve problems without the need for equipment.  As problem skills develop, bar models are used as a visual representation.  Children are keen to widen and deepen their thinking by reasoning and justifying their mathematical ideas.


Alongside our maths lessons, fluency sessions take place where children can consolidate and develop fluency and pace by using formal written methods and times tables.  We believe and are passionate about providing opportunities for children to make connections, recognise patterns and develop number sense and manipulation mentally. 

Maths Week 2020

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This week, children, staff and governors have been celebrating all things maths for Maths Week England. Take a look at our video showing some of our home challenges (making a poppy with an 11mm diameter, finding the oldest coin in circulation, enjoying board games etc...) and challenges in school (puzzles, maths trails, maths stories etc...).

Maths at Gilded Hollins

Maths across the curriculum