At Plaxtol Primary School, our aim is to teach for Mastery within Maths and to enable all children to reach their full mathematical potential. At our school, we follow the White Rose Mathematics mixed-aged framework. We also use examples of questions from NCETM, Gareth Metcalfe’s iseemaths and nrich to encourage deeper and more critical thinking.
All children have their own login for Doodle Maths and Doodle Tables to access at home. We believe this application supports each child's progression by creating a personalised Maths programme, based upon each child's specific mathematical needs.
Year 4 have recently opted to take part in the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC), this was optional for primary schools in 2021.The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a pupil can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar contexts.
Mastery is a long-term goal achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, pupils are encouraged to develop a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic that they build on as they move up through the school. Pupils will explore links with the wider world, equipping them with skills for life.