We believe that mathematics should be fun and rewarding for all children. As such we endeavour to make our work in mathematics engaging for all learners. We moved to a mastery approach to teaching mathematics in 2015 and now follow a full mastery curriculum through KS1 and KS2. The school uses the Power Maths scheme to plan and deliver daily mathematics lessons.
Every child progresses through the 3 Power Maths work books throughout the year. The curriculum is supplemented by resources from the White Rose Maths Hub, NCETM and Oxford Owl.
We use a “Keep up not catch up” model of same day interventions to support the teaching of maths lessons. Pupils can self-refer to support or are directed to additional 1:1 Support by their class teacher. The aim is to give extra support to the children who require it, ensuring all children reach a certain level of understanding by the end of the lesson. This prevents an achievement gap from forming. Whilst the teacher addresses misconceptions with the intervention group, the teaching assistant supports the rest of the class in deepening their understanding of the concept through reasoning and problem solving.
TT Rockstars is used from Y1 to Y6 to support their understanding of Timetables. This resource is available for pupils to use both in school and at home.