At Pennyhill, we believe in teaching Mathematics through the principles of a ‘Mastery’ approach.
Pupils are exposed to the same curriculum content at the same pace, allowing them all full access to the curriculum by focusing on developing deep understanding and secure fluency with facts and procedures. Differentiation is achieved by offering pupils varied levels of challenge, giving them the flexibility to select their own learning level. By offering rapid support and intervention to address each individual pupil’s needs, we are able to support all learners to make progress in the mathematical skills they develop.
An approach based on mastery principles:
As a school, we use a wide variety of resources to support and enrich pupils’ learning. These include: ‘Rising Stars Mathematics’, White Rose Maths Hubs guidance and schemes of learning, NRich and other resources from the NCETM.
“I really like Maths because it is challenging and prepares me to solve problems in the real world.” Grace – 5E
“I really like when we solve problems with division and multiplication”. George – 5E
“I really like Maths because it can really help you with real-life situations”. Miles – 5E
I like partitioning because I like using the dienes to make a number. Aayush 1R
I like adding and taking away because it’s fun jumping on a number line. Gabrielle 1R
I like learning about shapes because I like to count the edges. Sehaj 1R
I like to challenge myself and solve problems – Amrit 4R
I like playing on TT Rockstars. It’s helping me to get better with my times tables – Hargundeep 4R
I like Maths because of the different things you can do with numbers like adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. It’s interesting – Cameron 3R