All children in our school (except Foundation Sage) will participate in a daily mathematic lesson (45 min -1 hour) following the new National  Curriculum. Oral and Mental work will feature highly in each lesson.

Maths lessons will cover:

  • Number and the Number Systems
  • Calculations
  • Solving Problems
  • Measures, Space and Shape
  • Handling Data

Our maths scheme is abacus and this is used to support our teaching.

The Maths Leader is Ms Liza Storm

 Maths Mastery

mastery-mathmatics-logo-finalAt Tiverton Primary School we have started to use the Maths Mastery Programme in Reception and Year 1.
We are extremely excited to have partnered with this programme, as it has proven to make a huge difference
to the way maths is taught, resulting in a significant improvement in children’s conceptual understanding of maths.
Maths Mastery has three key principles and beliefs that make it successful:

1. Every child can achieve

“We think that mathematical intelligence is expandable. For many though, success in mathematics, more than in other subjects, is often used as an indicator of ‘innate’ intelligence, rather than something that everyone can achieve with effort. In Mathematics Mastery, we believe that every child can succeed in mathematics, regardless of socioeconomic background or prior attainment, as long as they are given the appropriate learning experiences.” (Maths Mastery 2015)

2. Depth of understanding

“Students often demonstrate mastery of mathematics when they are able to learn through solving problems. When they work out what to do in an unfamiliar situation and apply what they have already learnt. This is at the heart of the Mathematics Mastery approach, and we develop this in three ways: conceptual understanding, mathematical thinking and communication.” (Maths Mastery 2015)

3. One curriculum

“In each year group that is being taught maths for mastery, every child has access to the same curriculum content. Each new concept or skill is given several weeks of learning time when it is first introduced, with a focus on depth before breadth. The curriculum is cumulative, meaning that once a concept or skill has been learnt it is built upon and applied in the learning that follows. This enables higher attaining children to gain a much deeper foundation in key concepts and skills, which better prepares them for the study of mathematics at A-level and beyond.(Maths Mastery 2015)​
You can find out more about the Maths Mastery Programme by visiting their website below:
Maths Mastery also have their own blog which is packed with useful information and tips.
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