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Maths Mastery Parent Workshop Nov 2017

Mathematics is an essential life skill and we seek to develop a secure understanding and promote interest in and enjoyment of the subject. Maths is taught daily throughout the school with an emphasis on developing knowledge, strategies and mental skills and applying them through problem solving, games, role-play and practical activities. 


We aim to ensure that all pupils:


  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language; and
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.


The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the curriculum at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress will be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will have opportunities to consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.