Racecourse Lane, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6JG
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Maths at Much Wenlock
We believe that Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected area of the curriculum, which is essential for everyday life. At Much Wenlock Primary School we have adopted a ‘Mastery’ approach to teaching Maths across the school and this embodies the aims of the National Curriculum (DfE, 2013), where children are required to:
We are very fortunate in that our Maths Subject Lead is also a Mastery Specialist Teacher who works as part of a wider team with the Salop, Herefordshire and Wolverhampton Maths Hub (SHaW). As part of this we have been able to draw on theoretical knowledge and research based evidence as we are developing how Maths is taught within our school.
Within our setting we consider Mastery in Mathematics as:
Our curriculum is based on the following ideas:
Curriculum Coverage & Planning
We use the NCETM Small Step Planning as our scheme of work to provide teachers with clear guidance on how to develop children’s understanding building on secure foundations. This ‘rich curriculum’ provides children with a deep body of knowledge that later learning can effectively be built upon.
You will find the recommended teaching sequence/progression in core skills here.
Please note that measurement, geometry and statistics are interwoven through these strands.
MWPS Progression in Number Facts and Times Tables
As one of the key aims is fluency, we want to ensure that children are taught key number facts that they then commit to long term memory. This in turn reduces the amount of cognitive overload on working memory as children learn new things.
We have developed a Progression in Number Facts document that ensures children are building on mental recall of number facts year on year. It includes key information on the teaching of number facts and times tables so that you are aware of our school systems. This can be found here.