Mathematics

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Mathematics Teaching at Ratby

At Ratby Primary School, our Mathematics Curriculum is supported by Collins Busy Ants Mathematics Scheme. This scheme is underpinned by the principles and features of a mastery approach as outlined in the NCETM’s ‘Mastery approaches to mathematics and the new national curriculum’.

NCETM’s ‘principles and features that characterise a mastery approach

  • Teachers reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics.
  • The large majority of pupils progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. Differentiation is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and through individual support and intervention.
  • Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
  • Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
  • Practice and consolidation play a central role. Carefully designed variation within this builds fluency and understanding of underlying mathematical concepts in tandem.
  • Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge, and assess pupils regularly to identify those requiring intervention so that all pupils keep up.

A copy of the Busy Ants Calculation Policy is available to download below.

Below are a list of useful websites to support your child’s learning.

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