Our vision is for all pupils to become independent learners with lively enquiring minds who seek pleasure in developing mastery in Mathematics which in turn prepares children for the wider world.
"Maths Mastery" is where students achieve a level of mastery in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to apply these in a variety of situationis and learning new skills. This approach is supported by the National Curriculum (DfE, 2013) which clearly specifies its three aims of developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
These aims will be achieved by providing stimulating, practical lessons, the opportunity to question and explain and to develop a deep mathematical vocabulary.
We use a structured approach to learning in Maths. Throughout lessons, specifically chosen questions are provided which build on and develop pupils learning and challenge their thinking. Pupils are able to practice their skills; becoming fluent and then reason and problem solve to apply their skills.
Pupils will work in groups, with learning partners and independently; ensuring they develop the skills to clarify their understanding for others and themselves. The understanding of the 'how's' and 'why's' is extremely important; we utilise a 'deepening understanding' approach to encourage children to develop the skills of metacognition which in turn enables them to clearly communicate their thoughts and ideas.
At Pluckley Church of England Primary School, we believe it is important for pupils to be fluent in Maths and have a rapid recall of key facts, including: number bonds and times tables. We believe it is important for pupils to practice and revise these key skills regularly and as such we provide engaging opportunities for pupils to develop their counting and times tables. Additionally, we believe it is important for pupils to understand and be fluent in the four operations conceptually and fluently using daily arithmetic practice to support this.
For useful resources to support Mathematics please visit our Maths page: Pluckley Maths