Maths Mastery – The majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace.... Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content…. those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on (NC 2014 p3).
An approach based on mastery principles:
Maths Mastery - The concept of teaching mathematics to mastery is to ensure that topics are well developed. Pupils will spend enough time to fully explore a concept before moving on to a different topic. As idea is well formed they reinforced by ample practice. New knowledge is then used on subsequent lessons so that all ideas build on top of each other and pupils have ample opportunity to develop relationships between the topics. Ideas are revisited in a spiral as pupils progress through the years, each time at a higher level.
By teaching mathematics in this way we will ensure the key aims of the National Curriculum are met:
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For further information regarding the mathematics curriculum, please contact Mr Caldwell
Below is an overview of the Mathematics curriculum for each year group:
Here is an overview for our mixed age classes (Barn Owls and Skylarks):
Here is an overview of mathematics in Reception:
A big part of number fluency is children's ability to rapidly recall and apply their multiplication tables. Times tables are steadily introduced from Year 1 up to Year 4, at which point children should be fluent in all times table up to 12.
To support children fluency in recalling and applying multiplication tables, the school uses Times Table Rocks Stars. The app can be downloaded on both the Android and Apple app stores. It can also be accessed online at the TT Rockstars website.
The DfE have recently announced that in 2020 all Year 4 children will take a Multiplication Tables Check. View our response to this below: