At Place Farm Primary Academy, we teach Maths through an engaging and accessible style, using the Mathematics Mastery programme. Mathematics Mastery was developed by the ARK schools and inspired by Maths teaching from Shanghai and Singapore. At Place Farm Primary Academy, Mathematics Mastery is taught from Years One to Six.
The Mathematics Mastery curriculum follows the National Curriculum objectives and has been developed to ensure that every child can achieve excellence in Maths. It provides children with a deep understanding of the subject, through the use of a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures that children fully understand what they are learning, and are able to explain their methods.
Mathematics Mastery provides fewer topics to be taught in greater depth, and aims for children to calculate equations with confidence. The lessons are taught in six parts, enabling children to explore and discuss concepts with their peers, before working independently. This is invaluable, because it ensures that the children have a secure understanding of each new concept.
To reinforce our teaching of Mathematics Mastery, there are many ways that you can support your child at home;
- Practising multiplication tables
- Exploring telling the time
- Weighing and measuring
- Playing money-focused games
- Playing board games
- Looking for shapes
- Discussing the days of the week and the months of the year
There is also a wealth of information available on the Mathematics Mastery website, which can be found at: www.mathematicsmastery.org
Miss Lister is the Maths Leader at Place Farm Primary Academy.