St.Teresa’s School introduced the Mathematics Mastery Programme in September 2017. The Maths Lead now works closely with the NCETM (National Curriculum for Excellence in the Teaching of Maths) in a teacher research group. We have experienced positive results and will continue to use this approach into the future. It involves a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject of Maths.
Statement of Intent
At St Teresa's we believe that mathematics is essential for everyday life. It teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing an ability to calculate; whether it is through working out change, telling the time or measuring the correct amount. We want our children to know that maths is necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment but is also a fun and engaging experience. At St Teresa's we believe that all pupils can achieve. We teach the whole class together building on previous knowledge of what the children already know and plan for small steps. We spend longer time on key mathematical topics and provide time to go deeper and embed learning. We hope children experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time through using a multi-sensory approach. We aim for them to discover a more systematic solution to problems, explain their understanding in full sentences and make links between different areas of mathematics as well as the wider curriculum.