Following mastery pedagogy, teachers review previous learning, know what each pupil can do and have an understanding about each pupil’s way of thinking.
- Teachers explain and introduce new content in small chunks.
- Teaching is carefully sequenced, progressing learning.
- Teachers model skills and thinking – they think out loud so children hear how they might go about solving a problem.
- Teachers provide the opportunity to practise (known as deliberate practice) to embed knowledge, resulting in children being able to recall and demonstrate their knowledge in different contexts (including reading and problem solving) over time.
Through the Prep curriculum we concentrate on building an understanding of the basic processes of Maths; we value the repetition in our learning of tables. We learn to develop confidence and understanding in Maths through games, practical activities and challenges. We allow the children the opportunity to research and explore mathematical problems and we teach them how to set down their work on paper, or on their Chromebooks, with clarity and accuracy.
We ensure that all of our children are prepared for the Maths challenges they will face in their next schools when they leave Prep 6.