Orchard Primary Academy follow the White Rose Maths framework across all key stages. See the curriculum overview for each year group below:
As well as using White Rose Maths, teachers also use Power Maths, NRich and the NCETM to supplement their teaching.
Orchard Primary Academy uses the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract Approach (CPA) to teach mathematics. This is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils. Often referred to as the concrete, representational, abstract framework, CPA was developed by American psychologist Jerome Bruner. It is an essential technique within the Singapore method of teaching maths for mastery.of concrete and pictorial methods alongside the abstract, regardless of age and ability, and this approach will be evident in planning, lessons, books and the classroom environment. Children will be encouraged to use a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to become fluent in areas of maths, solve problems and to support their reasoning. Examples can be found in our calculation policy.
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