At our school we follow Mathematics Mastery approach to learning.
The principles of Curriculum Design Curriculum design is informed by four key design principles. Our curricula are:
2. Academically ambitious
3. Logically sequenced
4. Designed to support memory
The curriculum supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion and provides scope to engage and enthuse all our students. The subject disciplines of our curricula are inherently diverse: scholars, writers performers, thinkers from across history and around the world have contributed to the ever-evolving bodies of knowledge that comprise our subjects. An authentic and truthful study of a subject celebrates and acknowledges that diverse bodies of people have generated and evolved the powerful knowledge in our subjects, and have made our disciplines what they are.15 We support students of all backgrounds, experiences, and protected characteristics to access and enjoy our aspirational curricula. Our inclusive approach to curriculum aims to widen participation and engagement with our subjects long after students have left school. As a result, our curricula help students to develop an understanding of how they relate to the subjects they are studying, and use this knowledge to appreciate, critique and, if they desire, change the world in which they live.
Maths Meetings are a vital part of our programme, used to consolidate key learning for 10-15 minutes every day outside of the maths lesson. These happen in our school every afternoon.
An important aspect of Mathematics Mastery is the daily Maths Meeting, which is used to consolidate key areas of mathematics in your class. Maths Meetings provide an opportunity to teach and revise 'general knowledge maths' which may not explicitly be covered during the maths lesson, and also allows the daily integration of maths into the surrounding environment. This means that pupils are practising concepts and skills on a regular basis, meaning they are continually building on their mastery of these concepts.
Maths Meetings are a positive part of our day that everyone looks forward to and pupils are fully engaged. Singing and chanting form an integral part of the Maths Meetings, and we use a Maths Meeting board or flipchart as a visual structure for pupils to become familiar with. The elements of maths covered in Maths Meetings are fun and enjoyable for pupils, so it is important that pupils appreciate, learn from and relish these experiences.
This mastery approach delivers student success through empowered teaching and supports our school ethos of Success for All.
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