How do we teach maths?

Below is our maths policy which tells you about our aims for maths teaching at West Ashton School.  You will also find our 'How do we teach maths?' document which shows how arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) is taught from Y1- Y6 through a CPA approach.
CPA stands for concrete, pictorial, abstract. 
Concrete means using objects and resources to demonstrate maths in a practical way.  It is a skill that gets trickier with age - but is extremely important to demonstrate understanding.  Can you show me how you know that? 
Pictorial develops the practical approach to begin to document how you answer the question.  It clearly represents the concrete objects used to show practical understanding. 
Abstract continues to develop understanding, recording maths sentences using appropriate maths annotations and symbols, and applying understanding to a wide range of questions.
The final document shows how children progress in each strand throughout the National Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6.  We follow the White Rose Scheme of Work upon which this progression document is based.