How we teach Mathematics
All children follow the National Curriculum 2014 which is broken down to year group specific objectives. The Foundation Stage children follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Curriculum which has just two areas for Maths – Number and Shape, Space & Measure. Each year group's objectives are broken down to blocks of teaching which are again broken down into small teachable steps. Mathematics is taught through a daily mathematics lesson which includes elements of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We follow a mastery approach to teaching and learning, this has number at its core, with a large proportion of time being spent on this area. The mastery approach allows for depth of learning whilst offering support where needed. We have recently moved to a scheme called 'Power Maths' which uses this mastery approach. A variety of teaching styles continue to be used within school including using practical apparatus, IT programmes and mental skills. Skills are built on each year and developed further.
The 'Power Maths' Scheme runs from FS2 to Year 6.