Maths Mastery Programme
We enjoyed the Maths Mastery programme in September 2018. We are working in partnership with schools to embed a mastery approach to mathematics teaching. The approach is based on research and internationally recognised practices, and underpinned by key principles. It draws on international evidence, in particular from Singapore and Shanghai, where the high value of mathematics is firmly embedded in the culture and achievement is consistently high.
Our aim is to improve pupils’ understanding, enjoyment and attainment in mathematics. The key principles of Maths Mastery underpin all that we are doing at Travis. We have high expectations for every child. We teach fewer topics in greater depth and we emphasise problem-solving and conceptual understanding.
The programme pulls together many established ideas and methods into one rigorous teaching approach. All children are encouraged to physically represent mathematical concepts. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols. Mathematical concepts are explored in a variety of representations and problem-solving contexts to give pupils a richer and deeper learning experience.
We now subscribe to Times Table Rock Stars. This is a fantastic online way for the children develop their instant recall of their multiplication and division facts. Each class from Year 2 to Year 6 will be set a schedule of times tables to work on by their teacher. The site can be accessed by laptop, phones or tablet devises. Please encourage your child/children to use this at home.
Learning outside the classroom makes such a difference to children’s progress in Maths and Maths with Parents has created fun ways for families to discover the fun in Maths together.
Maths with Parents has been created to support parents, children, and the school. It brings together education across all of these spheres, bringing learning into the home and helping children practice what they learn in the classroom, and giving you easy ways to help them with maths
- Parents – are provided with the tools to engage in the curriculum and feedback to teachers on their child’s learning
- Schools – are able to make at home support strictly relevant to the current curriculum and to receive feedback from the home
- Children – have fun games and activities to play which are designed to deepen their understanding and enjoy learning at home too.