We use Numicon (Nursery and Reception) and Inspire Maths (Years 1 to 5) as a base for our Junior Maths programmes. They are schemes of work based on successful international (Singapore) methods. At the heart of our teaching is the concrete - pictorial - abstract approach, with children using physical objects, then diagrams or pictures, before moving on to written number work.
Our aim is for the children to develop a secure number sense with a deep level of understanding and a love of the subject.
This understanding is also promoted by peer discussion and group work, with children encouraged to discuss and explain their answers. With increased levels of mastery in junior classes we are able to develop these skills further into the children’s senior years in preparation for secondary schooling, associated entry tests, Common Entrance and scholarship examinations, lateral thinking, problem solving and independent learning.