The National Curriculum aims to ensure the all pupils;
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
At Stoke Park Infant School we use a mastery approach to teaching mathematics so that all children develop a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning.
All children need access to the key ideas and building blocks in mathematics
Our children’s mathematical learning should be built on solid foundations
It is important to provide time for children to master the curriculum and offer opportunities for pupils to develop deeper understanding rather than moving onto different content.
We achieve this mastery approach through using these methods;
This 'CPA' approach ensures all children can access the same learning but in a way that is most appropriate for them.
What does Mastery mean?
We believe when a child has mastered a mathematical idea then they will be able to;
Describe it in their own words
Represent it in different ways
Explain it to someone else
Make up some of their own examples
See connections with other facts and ideas
Recognise it in new situations