Our approach to teaching mathematics
At the Rosary School, we have adopted a Mastery approach to learning and teaching in mathematics. Mastery means 'being able to use one’s knowledge appropriately, flexibly and creatively and to apply it in new and unfamiliar situations'.
In Reception, the principles of the EYFS Framework are followed, and there is the opportunity to ‘Explore Maths’ and develop an understanding of mathematical concepts through play. Children are encouraged to use, enjoy, explore, practice and talk confidently about mathematics using reasoning.
Year 1-6 pupils achieve a secure and deep understanding of each Mathematical Concept. Our curriculum is designed to ensure a secure and deep understanding of a concept, then offer our pupils the opportunity to ‘go deeper’.
Our core aim for all pupils
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, and develop and present a justification, argument, or proof, using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.