Have a brilliant summer!
Well done to pupils, staff and parents for making 2017-18 a brilliant year. We start back on Thursday 6th September 2018.
The Mathematics Mastery curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning.
Key features of our Maths Mastery curriculum:
· High expectations for every child
· Fewer topics, greater depth
· Number sense and place value come first
· Research -based curriculum
· Objects and pictures always before numbers and letters
· Problem solving is central
· Calculate with confidence– understand why it works
Mathematics Mastery places emphasis on the cumulative mastery of essential knowledge and skills in mathematics. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening.
What’s new about the Mathematics Mastery approach?
Actually, none of the individual aspects of the Mathematics Mastery programme is ‘new’. They are tried and tested successful approaches that the best teachers, departments and schools have been using for years. However, what is special about Mathematics Mastery is that it brings these approaches and techniques together in a rigorous and systematic structure.
Tracking Pupil Progress
In Mathematics Mastery assessment is continuous. From the beginning of every lesson, teachers and teaching assistants will be assessing what their pupils are, or are not understanding and use this to scaffold each segment of the lesson. Interventions will be both planned for and "live", meaning that misconceptions are dealt with immediately and high attaining pupils are challenged appropriately.
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