In Mathematics at Halfpenny Lane, we endeavour to provide our children with a secure understanding of place value as we believe that our mathematicians cannot succeed without it. They use this knowledge as a foundation for all other mathematical concepts. They are encouraged to think deeply, applying their understanding to a range of varied contexts and develop accurate use of Mathematical vocabulary. Learning opportunities are planned in a mastery concept with the focus supporting all children to gain a wider and deeper understanding of maths. Equipment is used wherever appropriate to encourage children to move from concrete to abstract methods quickly.
We encourage children to operate with an element of growth mind-set when problem solving in order to achieve numerical fluency. Our children are encouraged to see unsuccessful attempts as opportunities and are not held back by the fear of getting something wrong. We support children who are unable to gain full understanding the first time around with focussed interventions and extra support at appropriate times within the school day.
We follow the Pontefract Academies Trust (PAT) Programmes of Study, utilising an agreed Long Term Plan which can be viewed by clicking the links below: