Mathematics

The Curriculum

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.

Useful Documents

THESE ARE WORKING DOCUMENTS AND WILL BE ADAPTED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ARK PRIORY WITHOUT NOTIFICATION

Reception Mastery 'Curriculum for Depth'.pdf

KS1 Number Games to Play with your child.pdf

Parental involvement policy.pdf

Progression in calculations Y1-6 Sep 2016.pdf

Parent Powerpoint - Sep 14.pptx

Y1 Mastery 'Curriculum for Depth'.pdf

Mathematics Mastery OPTIONAL Resource List.pdf