Our vision is for all pupils to become independent learners with lively enquiring minds who seek pleasure in Mathematical Mastery which in turn prepares children for the wider world.
Maths Mastery is where students must achieve a level of mastery in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn new skills. This 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 ‘PACE’ approach to learning in Maths. Each stage contains specifically chosen questions which build on pupils learning and challenge their thinking. Pupils are able to practice their skills until they become 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 now extremely important. Being able to clearly communicate ideas is essential.
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.