Maths at Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School - The Mastery Model of Learning
At Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School, we follow the 'Mastery Model of Learning' when teaching maths. This means spending greater time going in to depth on each subject. Children will first become fluent in their mathematical skills before cementing these skills through reasoning and problem solving. As a primary school, it is our duty to ensure that children have an absolutely solid, concrete understanding of subject knowledge and skills as well as being emotionally resilient for the next year of their education.
Our intention is take learning at a measured pace. This will better ensure no child is left behind as well as providing deeper and richer experiences for children who are grasping ideas quickly. We focus on the majority of children achieving what is expected of their age group and not going beyond this. Evidence shows that children need to be able to understand a concept, apply it in a range of situations and then be creative with it to really understand (or master) it. Simply going beyond the requirements of their age group does not guarantee they have fully understood something – just that they have heard it.
At our school, the majority of children will be taught the content from their mixed-age year groups only (See Yearly Overviews below for content). They will spend time becoming true masters of content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways.
In essence, this means working towards:
We aim for all pupils to:
Alongside White Rose Maths, teachers will use Kangaroo Maths and NCETM to help plan engaging maths lessons. To learn more about them, please follow the links below: