Mastery in Maths
•Teaching for mastery focuses on ensuring children develop deep, long-lasting retention and appreciation of mathematical concepts and procedures.
•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 children master concepts before moving to the next part of the curriculum sequence, allowing no pupil to be left behind.
•Emphasis on the C-P-A approach (concrete-pictorial-abstract)
•Visualising new concepts to deepen understanding.
•There are opportunities for higher order questioning to help children become confident problem solvers.
•We encourage mathematical conversation - children are expected to explain their reasoning and not fix on giving answers only.
•Children are expected to prove their answers and find different ways of arriving at a solution.
Maths homework will be consolidation of new Maths skills learned that week and consolidation of core maths skills. Your child will need some support initially until they have developed more core skills, as the year progresses your child will be able to apply their prior learning to solve new problems.
Initially children will be introduced to time tables by skip counting (2, 4, 6, 8...) they will learn in sentences (1 x 2 = 2) later on in the year when they are secure with skip counting.