To achieve this, a range of learning strategies are used, including working both collaboratively and independently. A mastery approach is used, which enables all children to develop a deep understanding of maths. During lessons, children develop their conceptual understanding through the use of CPA. Mathematical fluency is also embedded into lessons as the children strengthen their ability to recall facts and apply that knowledge rapidly and accurately. This overall knowledge and understanding is then used to solve a wide
range of problems, while children who grasp concepts quickly are challenged through new, increasingly sophisticated problems. Where appropriate, maths is embedded within our creative curriculum which is mapped using the national curriculum and is demonstrated through class topic maps, challenge focused planning and engaging lessons.
When children leave Bliss as mathematicians, they can demonstrate, through assessments, evidence of work and data, that they confidently and competently calculate, reason and solve problems thus enabling them to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.