Maths at Chilton
Chilton uses the Primary Advantage framework for learning and draws upon other resources including White Rose. At Chilton, the maths curriculum provides children to constantly revisit skills taught so that they become fluent in these areas, moving on to apply them in different ways. The teaching of mathematics contextualises skills so that children can relate to how they would be used in their everyday lives. Time is given, on building on a skill, to develop their own understanding of mathematics and explore patterns and different representations of number. Maths learning is challenging but it is also differentiated carefully to ensure the correct manipulatives and tasks are appropriate to the learning level of the child. Children are positive about maths lessons and build their resilience to be able to solve complex maths problems. Collaborative, partner and independent work allow for a range of dialogues on the maths skills taught and build a team work ethos of support and a growth mind-set.