Maths at Barwic Parade
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It teaches children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems.
At Barwic Parade, we have developed a mastery approach to mathematics using resources from White Rose Maths Hub to support teachers in delivering this approach. It also incorporates the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach. We believe that children need to have the opportunity to use concrete objects and physical resources to help them understand what they are doing. Alongside this, children use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems. Both concrete and pictorial representations support children’s understanding of abstract methods. We aim to continuously encourage children to represent their understanding in different forms e.g. words, a picture, a number sentence, as a diagram and to link between them. All lessons are built on previous knowledge and pupils have ample opportunity to develop relationships between topics.
We are also part of a ‘Teaching for Mastery Work Group’ led by mastery specialists within North Yorkshire. This gives the school the opportunity to receive support to further develop a teaching for mastery approach as well as the opportunity to share good practice with other schools in the workgroup.
At Barwic Parade, we strive for everyone to have a positive, growth mind-set and strong subject knowledge. It is not the case that some pupils can do Mathematics and others cannot. No pupil should be left behind. By making high expectations clear and emphasising the value of Maths, pupils are encouraged to build confidence and resilience. Abilities are neither fixed nor innate, but can be developed through practice, support, dedication, reflection and hard work.
A positive pupil and teacher mind-set in Maths encourages a love of learning and resilience that enables everyone to achieve. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils are given the opportunity to achieve mastery in the key concepts of Maths, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their learning as they move through education.
Assessment for Learning, an emphasis on investigation, cross curricular Maths, problem solving and the development of mathematical thinking are therefore essential components of Barwic’s approach to this subject.
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