Wootton Lower School
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Bedford Road, Wootton, MK43 9JT | Harris Way, Wootton, MK43 9FZ | +44.1234768239
Year Group Overviews
Our calculation policy
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At Wootton Lower School, we believe that all children, when introduced to a key new concept, should have the opportunity to build competency in this topic by taking this approach.
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – children should then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to reason and solve problems.
Abstract – with the foundations firmly laid, children should be able to move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.
Our School KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts)
At Wootton Lower School, our teaching of mathematics is underpinned by the mind-set that every child can achieve. When understanding in mathematics is deep, children will have recognised and grasped connections between the concept in question and other concepts within mathematics, whilst explaining why something in this mathematical area works. Due to the nature of mathematics continually building upon itself, it will mean children will have opened a window to future learning built upon patterns, connections and more advanced mathematical thinking at the next stage.