At Woodley Primary School, we take a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Essentially, our ethos is that all children can be successful in the study of mathematics. We teach the skills to ensure our children are resilient learners, who can become life-long problem solvers and mathematicians.
We aim to deliver an engaging and high quality mathematics curriculum which is carefully planned in order to allow the children to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. We do this by implementing the Power Maths approach, which was new in 2021.
The Power Maths approach enables children to be fluent, creative, independent, inquisitive, ambitious and confident. At Woodley we believe that children should not be afraid to make mistakes and should fully embrace the fact that mistakes are part of learning! A mastery curriculum promotes a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject, so that children become fluent in calculations, they grow in confidence to reason mathematically and hone their problem-solving skills.
The intention of the Maths curriculum at Woodley Primary School is for children to be excited about maths! Developing a positive attitude to this subject is essential. Teachers promote children’s enjoyment of maths and provide opportunities for children to build a conceptual understanding of maths, before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges. We ensure that challenge is provided for all children, whatever their understanding. Children are encouraged to be brave and push the boundaries, deepening their understanding further.
The only way to learn Mathematics is by doing Mathematics!