Maths Mastery Curriculum 2019_20
This academic year we have introduced a new mastery approach to Maths. The approach has been designed to incorporate more time for the children to gain fluency in essential mathematical skills as well as a plethora of opportunity to use and apply these new skills through problem solving, worded problems, investigations and puzzles.
The approach is based on four main stages of learning and all lessons across Key Stage 1 and 2 are planned using this specific mastery model:-
A wide range of resources are used to supplement lessons including Power Maths, White Rose, Testbase, Nrich, Classroom Secrets as well as many more.
The importance of times tables is also key and all staff across school allocate specific time in the week to ensure practise of these is taking place. We have a subscription to Timetables Rockstars to support this.
The aim in Foundation is to build strong mathematical foundations, ensuring that children are supported to have the mind-set that they can achieve in this area. This is accomplished by embedding habits of learning through the COEL (Characteristics of effective learning) and supporting children via enabling environments and good quality adult interactions. The teaching and learning in Foundation takes place both indoors and outdoors through a wide range of practical and hands on resources supported by the White Rose and Numberblocks schemes.