Maths is, in essence, at the heart of everything we do in life. With this in mind, at Brill Primary school we teach Maths to a mastery approach. This is to ensure all pupils can master the Maths Curriculum and gain the important mathematical skills that equip them for the wider world.
Through our teaching of maths at Brill, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
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Children will receive daily hour-long Maths lessons where they will engage their Maths brains by taking part in an exciting, fast-paced starter activity. This usually consists of revisiting a concept they have learnt a few weeks previous. We believe that constant revisit and recall of previously learned objectives leads to information becoming embedded in the children properly. After a pacey starter, the children will be enthusiastically guided and challenged through the sequence of the lesson. The three main strands of maths learning according to the mastery approach are; Fluency (mechanical Maths, learning how to answer a question using the appropriate method), Reasoning (the process of applying logical thinking to recognise patterns, connections or errors in Maths and explain why they are so) and Problem Solving (finding a way to apply mathematical knowledge and skills taught to answer unfamiliar types of problems). Our lessons aim to follow these three strands of Maths, allowing all children to access Fluency on a daily basis and Reasoning and Problem Solving twice or more weekly. We believe this approach contributes towards the principles laid out in our 'Brill child', developing the whole child and ensuring whatever ability level the children are at, they are being exposed to all 3 strands.
As a result of our Maths teaching at Brill Primary School you will see:
Mathematics is a creative, challenging and highly interconnected discipline which is an integral part of the curriculum here at Brill. As Maths is all around us in our daily lives, we aim to ensure that children are aware and have the confidence of how to apply learning to every day scenarios. We encourage the application of Maths in real life contexts by incorporating cross curricular links as opportunities arise.