Teaching Maths for Mastery at GDPS
At Great Doddington Primary School, we view maths as essential to everyday life. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject, linking with our school values, particularly “enjoyment, achievement and teamwork”.
We have identified as a school that our pupils need to be taught the skills to help them reason better within maths and across the curriculum. All children will have the necessary skills to attempt more complex maths tasks. Therefore, in September 2019, we have been part of the Enigma Maths Hub. This is an organisation run by NCETM which focuses on 'maths mastery'.
From September 2020, our curriculum will be based around the approach used in Powermaths; a scheme of work designed by Pearson. This will enable pupils to be taught a deep, secure and consistent understanding of many mathematical concepts. We will use the online textbook and supplement with other resources to suit the needs of our pupils.
Return to school - All staff are aware of the ready to progress criteria. We are using these criteria alongside the teaching of Powermaths to identify gaps in pupil's learning and adapt our teaching accordingly.