At Thornhill Primary School the purpose of Mathematics is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to be proficient in Maths.
Our youngest children in the Early Years are developing a strong grounding in number so that they can develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. We want our children to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers.
Throughout the school, new mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach. This allows our children to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Arithmetic and basic math skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths.