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Handbook and Calculation Policy

Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract


All children (from Nursery to Year 6) are encouraged to use concrete and pictorial representations to show, prove and explain their abstract thoughts and mathematical working. This also develops a conceptual understanding that enables children to transfer their mathematical skills in to real life contexts. 


Our whole school environment enables children to use a range of resources and encourages independent reasoning and problem solving.


We aspire for children to leave Westwood Primary School with a skill set that enables them to reason and problem solve in a technologically evolving world ensuring that they are confident to tackle any mathematical challenges they may face.