At Stoneydelph Primary School, we provide a mathematics curriculum that is planned and sequenced to ensure new knowledge and skills build on what has been previously taught.
We adopted the Mathematics Mastery programme in 2018 and, as of September 2022, it will have been rolled out to all classes from Reception to Year 6.
The curriculum is underpinned by three Dimensions of Depth:
Conceptual understanding; pupils deepen their understanding by representing concepts using objects, pictures, symbols and words.
Language and communication; this strengthens conceptual understanding and enables pupils to explain and reason.
Mathematical Thinking; this supports pupils to develop mathematical minds i.e. being systematic, seeking patterns.
The Dimensions of Depth address the barriers that prevent pupils from achieving in mathematics; it also ensures that the highest attaining pupils excel through more in-depth problem solving. It provides pupils with a rich set of skills that will help them to move and grow through the mathematical world.
For the academic year 2021-2022, year 6 will follow the Mathematics Mastery overview in their lessons, but will continue to follow the STAR approach which was introduced in 2016. (Show – Show what is being taught, Try – A clear understanding of the skill taught, Apply – Transfer of pure maths skills, Reasoning – A true understanding of skill taught).