Teaching for Mastery
At West End our aim is to foster a ‘number happy’ environment where maths is interesting, purposeful and enjoyable for all children. Through focused, daily maths lessons, children are encouraged to become logical thinkers, and to make links between areas of experience using a variety of methods and strategies.
The school follows the guidance of the National Curriculum for Mathematics, providing a broad-based and differentiated curriculum, tailored to the individual needs of the learners. We follow the Whiterose mathematics scheme which provides a mastery model for teaching mathematics.
We have a number of well-developed resource and additional schemes in place to support the delivery of lessons which are enjoyable, practical and engaging. Lessons enable children to operate confidently in a variety of independent and collaborative settings.
An awareness of the relevance of maths in the ‘real world’ is taught effectively through a variety of resources including ICT, PE and science. With the help and guidance of adults in school, children are encouraged to apply their mathematical understanding to a wide range of practical situations and are challenged (and supported) to reach the next steps of attainment.
The following sites are useful maths resources: