At St Thomas More we are following the new National Curriculum. We use the White Rose scheme to support teachers in planning lessons. Please see the 2018/19 schemes of work below.
The school uses the CPA (Concrete Pictorial and Abstract) method:
This means that children are using practical equipment including Numicon, counters and dienes blocks to explain and model place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children are then shown how to use images to represent the equipment, e.g. circles for counters, before moving on to working directly with numbers.
In Key Stage 2 children are taught a range of strategies to develop quick recall of their multiplication tables, including a homework challenge and Times Tables Rock Stars (TT Rock Stars).