Primary Reading, Writing and Maths

Maths Mastery Curriculum

At Grove Academy we are committed to nurturing good mathematicians.

From September 2019, we have adopted a Mastery approach to the teaching and learning of Maths and have benefited from having a Mastery Specialist lead the change across the school.

What is Teaching for Mastery?

Underlying the approach is the belief that all children can achieve and develop a deep mathematical understanding. The focus is on developing factual, procedural and conceptual fluency: what, how and why, enabling children to become fluent mathematicians who are able to reason and solve a variety of problems by applying what they have learned in a range of contexts. Conceptual understanding is developed through concrete, visual and structural representations and children are given opportunity to spot patterns, make connections and explain their reasoning on a daily basis.

Meeting the needs of all learners

Children are supported through carefully planned lessons that tackle concepts in small steps, which build on each other following a coherent path; carefully crafted scaffolding to prompt conceptual understanding; and, where necessary, specific planned interventions.

Once conceptual understanding has been mastered, children are supported and encouraged to think more deeply about the concepts.

Developing Teaching for Mastery at Grove Academy

We are an active member of the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Maths Hub (BBO).

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