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- St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, AL10 8NN
St Philip Howard
Catholic Primary School
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Our intent for mathematics at St Philip Howard School is for children to achieve mastery and to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. Teachers will have high expectations of all children.
Children across the school will :-
Have fun exploring and investigating number in practical ways
Be positive about their mathematical skills
Have secure knowledge
Learn the importance of accuracy
Have opportunities to apply their skills across the curriculum and in their daily lives
As a result children will develop fluency, confidence and resilience in mathematics, they will have a “can do” attitude and lots of fun and positivity on their journey towards excellence.
For a number of years we have been using HfL's Essential Maths planning. At the start of 2022-23 academic year we introduced Mastering Number (NCETM) in Reception to Year 2. (Due to Covid recovery our Year 3's have also used the programme this year.) Since Sept 2020 members of staff have been involved in the Teaching for Mastery work group and staff training across the school has been based on the NCETM materials. As a result staff are now transitioning from Essentials to NCETM planning. Both Maths schemes are based on the Mastery approach we are moving towards NCETM planning as the steps are smaller and we believe this will work better for our current cohort.
Mastering maths means pupils of all ages acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths. Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.
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