At St Bernadette's we have high expectations for every child. Teaching for mastery in Maths is essentially the expectation that all pupils will gain a deep understanding of the Maths they are learning. For understanding in Maths to be secure, learning needs to be built on solid foundations of small incremental steps of progress that are revisited during each term and each academic year.
A mastery approach to the curriculum means pupils spend far longer on fewer key mathematical concepts whilst working at greater depth. Long term gaps in learning are prevented through speedy teacher intervention and those children who grasp the concepts more quickly are given opportunities to deepen their knowledge and improve their reasoning skills rather than accelerating on to new curriculum content.
Problem solving is central and opportunities are given for pupils to calculate with confidence, ensuring an understanding of why it works so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening.
At St Bernadette's we use White Rose Maths materials as the basis of our maths curriculum. For children and parents, there are a wealth of how to videos for each unit of learning.
Follow the link below and select the year group and term to find the relevant unit of learning that is being taught. Click on the unit and a number of videos will appear that can be played to support learning at home and parents own knowledge of different methods.