We want all children at Robert Peel to be confident, fluent mathematicians. This confidence and fluency will come from a deep and sustained understanding of concepts and procedures. This is why we decided to adopt the ‘Teaching for Mastery’ approach. This approach will ensure that all children will find Maths accessible and engaging by developing their mathematical understanding and knowledge, in small and coherent steps. The aim is for all children to reach their full academic potential and to reach the expected standard of attainment at the end of KS2.
Teachers will move all children through using concrete resources, showing pictorial representations before introducing abstract methods; these steps enable children to gain a more secure understanding of key mathematical concepts and develop their skills.