At West Grove, we believe that all children can succeed in maths. We want all of our children and families to have a positive attitude towards the subject and for them to see themselves as competent mathematicians. Using the principles which underpin teaching for mastery, we follow the structures and recommendations outlined in the National Curriculum (2014) Programmes of Study and Early Years Development Goals.
We use the White Rose Maths schemes of learning as a tool to support our mastery approach. A strong emphasis is placed on developing fluency, problem solving and reasoning through small progressive steps to ensure all children understand the key ideas. Across all year groups, we follow medium term programmes of study (curriculum coverage maps) which map out the year’s curriculum across three terms.