At Cloverlea we are excited to inform you that we are moving towards using a program called Maths - No Problem which is an approach to teaching mathematics developed in Singapore. Starting in September 2019, the children in Years 1 and 2 will be using this new scheme. In this approach, problem solving is at the heart of mathematics teaching. The focus is not just on the rote procedures, rote memorisation or tedious calculations but on relational understanding. Children are encouraged to solve problems which will help to build mathematical fluency. It uses the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach. Much of this approach is to ensure children gain mastery in maths at each level. Pupils will spend time to fully explore a topic, reinforcing it with practice, before moving onto the next topic. All ideas are built on previous knowledge and pupils have ample opportunity to develop relationships between topics.
Please keep an eye on the school website class pages where links to parent videos will be displayed to explain further.
Mrs Harris & Mrs Brogan