We follow a 'mastery' approach to mathematics teaching, using materials that are often called White Rose Maths. Our maths teaching aims to develop deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths.
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.
Pupils are taught through whole-class interactive teaching, where the focus is on all pupils working together on the same lesson content at the same time. This ensures that all can master concepts before moving to the next part of the curriculum sequence, allowing no pupil to be left behind. Throughout school, each lesson follows the same Concrete > Visual > Abstract methodology to ensure a sound understanding of all methods and concepts.