At Everton Heath Primary School we aim to create an environment where all children can have the best chances of mastering maths and become confident mathematicians. We do this by using the ‘Teaching for Mastery’ approach. Teaching maths for mastery is different in the way that it offers all pupils access to the full maths curriculum where they acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. This inclusive approach, and its emphasis on promoting multiple methods of solving a problem, builds self-confidence and resilience in pupils. It also ensures the development of mathematical understanding in small and coherent steps.
We are using White Rose to support the planning and teaching of mathematics from Year 1 that will enable our staff and children to successfully access the above teaching and learning model. The Early Years Foundation Stage follow Mastering number and begin to introduce models and images all children will use as they progress through the school.
To further support pupils’ fluency, children have access to Numbots and Times Table Rock Star, and the school are currently piloting the Going for Gold xxx