THE CPA APPROACH:
CPA stands for Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract. The Singapore method begins by allowing children to start learning about Maths by playing with real objects indoors and outdoors.. They build confidence with the basic ideas of counting, adding and taking away through their play and real life contexts. There is then a second stage of drawing pictures representing the objects,. And only later do they gradually start to add numbers to their drawings. This approach begins in Early Years and all three elements remain important for mathematical understanding right up to Year 6.
Our curriculum incorporates three main elements:
2) Problem Solving