At Westfield Primary Academy, we follow a Maths Mastery approach to teaching mathematics.
The philosophy and overarching principles of Maths Mastery are that;
Success in mathematics for every child is possible.
Mathematical ability is not innate, and is increased through effort.
To cover topics in depth – developing deep understanding of number sense and place value.
Children learn through collaboration. The opportunity to work with others.
To support understanding and encourage the development of problem solving and reasoning skills.
The ability to solve a calculation is not enough; children must be able to demonstrate and articulate their understanding of the mathematical concept.
Aims of the Maths Curriculum
In line with the National Curriculum Objectives for Mathematics, our intent is that all pupils:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Please click on the attached document to view the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Mathematics Curriculum.