In September 2021, Saint Peter's joined the Maths Mastery programme through the NCETM. This programme is a three year school development plan to improve maths education in schools. Fully funded by the DfE and inspired by mathematics teaching in Asia, this programme has proven successful in schools across the country. The Mastery approach is underpinned by 5 key ideas that weave together.
Want to know more? Have a look at the NCETM website or speak to Miss Stirling or Miss Hussain.
Mathematicians at Saint Peter’s apply their skills and knowledge to make connections across maths concepts and their wider context. Mathematicians explore and analyse number through ‘real life’ problems, problem solving and reasoning. At Saint Peter’s, children learn to master maths and delve deeper into concepts.
Teachers use their knowledge of the children to support their learning and development as appropriate for the children's needs and strengths. Maths learning that is engaging and fosters a love of maths is prioritised by teachers.
Teachers use a range of tools and resources to deepen knowledge and skills and to challenge children to reach their full potential.
Maths concepts are regularly revisited to support the movement of children’s learning from their short to long term memory.
Support and extension is a part of all maths learning where appropriate.
Teachers are expected to conduct diagnostic and summative assessments for each unit of work. Formative assessment should be ongoing and noted on tracking documents, planning and through feedback in children’s books.
In KS1 children should begin to reflect on their own learning and confidence with a concept.
In KS2 children should regularly reflect on their learning and begin to identify their achievements and next steps in maths with increasing confidence.
Children are given opportunities to revisit errors or misconceptions in their learning following teacher marking and feedback.
Teachers use the Long Term Plan and ‘Maths Outcomes’ sheet to create Medium Term Plans which include curriculum outcomes for each week and any relevant cross topic and cross curricular links. Outcomes are expected to be revisited regularly to create a ‘spiral’ of learning.
Lesson plans are flexible but need to facilitate the outcome and to show the reasonable adjustments you are making to enable all children to reach their potential in every lesson and beyond.
Teachers are flexible to adapt their planning to suit children’s attainment and understanding of each outcome in lessons.