How is maths delivered at Newbold and Tredington?
At Newbold and Tredington, all our teachers share a desire to instill an investigative and explorative approach to mathematics. We strive to motivate, develop and maintain childrens’ love of maths all the way through their school journey.
We aim to do this through delivering mathematics using the concept of mastery. We see mastery of maths as a way to not only encourage childrens’ natural curiosity around numbers and patterns, but also as an innovative approach to closing gaps in children’s knowledge and raising their attainment.
As a school, we believe that mastery is developed through the application of maths within different contexts; having a variety of resources available for all children to use regardless of age and the encouragement to delve deeper and investigate a concept. We achieve this by:
- Tailoring planning to include objectives appropriate for each year group with emphasis on relevant, contextual application.
- Encouraging children to discuss mathematical concepts, using practical aids and verbal prompts to assist their conclusions.
- Targeting gaps in conceptual understanding with focused interventions outside the classroom to address misconceptions.
- Stimulating mathematical investigation through enquiry and reasoning based problems from the White Rose Hub.
As well as classroom based learning, our teachers also provide multiple opportunities for children to maintain and improve their fluency including:
- The MyMaths online workshops where children and parents can secure their understanding of concepts through further practise at home, with progress supervised and supported remotely by school staff.
- The No Nonsense Number Facts programme where children practise their mental agility in 15 minute sessions.
As a school, we will prepare our children for future challenges by becoming confident and resilient mathematicians.
Newbold and Tredington Primary School resolve to make mathematics fun, engaging and inclusive for all our pupils.