We are a maths mastery school.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of mathematics describe mastery as;
“Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.
The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.
Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.”
As a maths mastery school we unsure that our maths lessons contain the 5 Big Ideas for mastery teaching. We use Power Maths resources to ensure our lessons include these elements.
The key principle of children using concrete apparatus then pictorial representations before they can use the abstract pictures within their mind is used throughout school.
To enable the children to become more fluent with number facts we have Key Instant Recall Facts that the children learn each term. Please click below to find the fact your child is learning and help them to practise at home.
Click on the links below for the progression of knowledge and skills in each mathematical area