Maths for Mastery Approach
In mathematics lessons the mastery approach means we will:
- continually assess children’s understanding by using challenge questions throughout the structure of a maths lesson to challenge think and the way pupils approach the maths task.
- provide support and scaffolding when needed
- present reasoning and problem-solving opportunities throughout each stage of the lesson so children can demonstrate mastery deepening understanding
At Longlands we use White Rose Maths Hubs materials, Testbase, NCETM Mastery PD materials and Shanghai Maths PowerPoint presentations to plan and deliver high-quality mathematics lessons to our children. In addition, Year 2 pupils take part in the Mathematical Reasoning Project (EEF).
We are dedicated to enabling our children to achieve academic mastery in mathematics and we do so through the use of a Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract approach to learning mathematics. This enables our children to build solid foundations in their understanding of maths, which is vital in order to master the subject.
It is vital that children learn their key number facts such as number bonds and times tables and it is important that such
We also use the Times Tables Rock Stars programme to help children become fluent in their
Longlands follows its own Calculation Policy (See Appendix B)
Daily Planning for maths takes the form of a PowerPoint presentation. The maths lesson is split over two sessions with a
Puma Maths Tests and SATs Papers are used three times a year to help inform and standardise pupil progress and attainment