Mathematics is taught daily by class teachers.
At Cooks Spinney we believe every child should be given the same opportunities to learn. This is why we have moved to a maths mastery approach. The mastery approach focuses on helping children acquire a rich and long-term understanding of maths that can be used in real-life situations. Maths mastery involves whole-class teaching with all children working together through small steps. Once children have developed a deep understanding of the concept taught they will move on.
An essential technique within teaching maths for mastery is the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract technique (CPA), which helps develop a deep and sustainable understanding of maths. The CPA framework allows children to experience and handle objects to help develop this invaluable knowledge. Every abstract concept is first introduced using physical, interactive concrete materials.
We continue to follow the White Rose Hub scheme because they incorporate mastery in their schemes of work. The aim of White Rose Hub is to enable schools to develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. The scheme is informed by robust, world-class research and global maths experts and is used by teachers throughout the UK and internationally.
For an overview of the content covered in Mathematics for each year group at Cooks Spinney – please take a look at the document at the bottom of this webpage.
More information regarding this scheme can be found at whiterosemaths.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MISS FARRELL ON 01279 437590