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Maths at Woodside

At Woodside, we follow a practical approach to teaching maths, which is aimed at developing problem-solving skills and resilience from an early age. Our teaching of maths engages children to reason mathematically and engage a keen sense of curiosity about the subject; encouraging children to seek out answers, question their understanding, search for efficient strategies and develop their independence through the development of their own recordings.

From foundation stage through to year 6, children communicate their mathematical understanding through concrete, pictorial and abstract recordings, developing their critical thinking and organisation over the years. Each year builds on the next, with the development of skills and models supporting new learning and new thinking. Key mathematical vocabulary and language is an essential part of this, with all children being encouraged to speak mathematically and share their ideas with technical language from an early age.

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