Subject leader – Mr Vincent
The aims of Mathematics teaching and learning in the school are:
- To ensure all pupils acquire the skills required to become independent mathematical thinkers with the knowledge and confidence to tackle problem solving and investigational tasks.
- To provide opportunities for all pupils to develop the ability to apply Mathematics within a wide range of contexts and an appreciation of its importance in our everyday lives.
- To encourage each child to achieve their full potential by providing an effective combination of teaching and learning strategies.
- To provide an appropriately differentiated curriculum where every child experiences an increase in motivation, confidence, enjoyment and ability.
At Sunnybrow Primary School, we teach maths using Mathematics Mastery.
The ‘mastery approach’ to teaching maths is the underlying principle of Mathematics Mastery. Instead of learning mathematical procedures by rote, we want pupils to build a deep conceptual understanding of concepts which will enable them to apply their learning in different situations.
The Mathematics Mastery curriculum is cumulative – each school year begins with a focus on the concepts and skills that have the most connections, which are then applied and connected throughout the school year to consolidate learning. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘master maths’ by using previous learning throughout the school year, they are able to develop mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding.
We use resources from NCETM, NRICH, Maths No Problem and White Rose Maths Hub within the curriculum.