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Maths at Wootton Lower School

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. ​
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.

‘Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas’
Albert Einstein

Useful links and parent guides 

KS1 and KS2 Curriculum Overview

Calculation Policy

Parent Pocket Guides 

Times Tables Rock Stars is a great way for your child to practice and learn. Click here to find out more. 

To go to the TTRS website click here

At Wootton Lower School we use MyMaths to support maths learning at home in Key Stage 2.  Children are set weekly tasks to consolidate learning.

For further information please visit the My Maths support page by clicking here.

To log in please click here.

Year 4 Multiplication Check

Parent Guide
​Practice Activities