Statement of Intent
Purpose of Study
As a school, we aim to provide a maths curriculum which allows children to gain the mathematics knowledge, skills and understanding to set them up to be life-long mathematicians. We aim to ensure maths is brought into the real world to allow children to see its value. In order to support our journey to a mastery curriculum, we have adopted the Department for Education’s recommended textbook: Power Maths. Through high quality Professional Development for all staff, we are able to offer a curriculum which incorporates the NCETM’s 5 Big Ideas of Mastery and lessons which are language rich. This has provided Weston Point with a coherent curriculum where lessons are sequence in pedagogically accurately and support the small steps necessary for all children to be able to access the intended learning.
We use time outside of the daily maths lesson to identify and teach prior or past learning, as well as support the recall of key facts.
Within lessons, the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract model is used in a fluid structure to allow children to see connections and build understanding. Through the exploration phase of lessons, children are able to use accurate language and reason mathematically. Throughout the lesson, and specifically during Intelligent Practice, children are able to apply their skills and understanding to a wide variety of problem solving opportunities by working systematically and methodically.
Following research we ensure the children are engaged at each stage of an effective mastery lesson. Lessons are rich in mathematical conversations and teachers carefully question and challenge children throughout each stage of the lesson.
- Structured Discussion