At Raunds Park Infant School we embrace the Mastery approach to teaching mathematics. Our teachers ensure that mathematical skills are taught every day following the White Rose Maths Programme. Staff draw upon a wide range of resources and expertise to ensure that the children are challenged and motivated. Our pupils understand the importance of mathematics, are encouraged to be confident in numeracy and to apply the skills that they learn to simple problem solving. The activities cover a wide range of mathematical knowledge, many with an emphasis on practical work. Before each lesson children have a developing number sense lesson using ‘Mastery Number’ 4 times a week. In each lesson there is a short and simple mental maths session. We build on skills and understanding in a step by step and progressive way and continue to develop place value with addition and subtraction.
National Curriculum Mathematics Programmes of Study: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study