For the past few year, our school has successfully been sustaining the mastery approach, changing the way we think about maths and the approaches we use in maths lessons in order to enhance pupils’ learning.
Many of you have attended various curriculum meetings and workshops to learn about the innovative principles we have adopted at school.
On our journey to greater depth, the home learning and the work we send as homework have adopted this approach too in order to help pupils become more consistent, confident and fluent in their essential mental maths skills.
This home learning guidance shows different activities pupils need to use and practice at home several times in order to successfully reach their targets. This is not a worksheet for pupils to complete just once; the pupils will need to repeat each task several times in order to move onto the next stage of learning.
The main idea is for the parents and their children to work together by practising these tasks frequently and seeing the progress being made in a short period of time. We expect all pupils to be able to reach each target in a short period of time. At school, the staff will be monitoring and assessing pupils regularly on the same skills and recording the progress made by learning at home.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s teacher if you have any questions. We are more than happy to provide additional resources, should you request them.
Learning should be enjoyable and rewarding. You can involve the whole family to participate and use these activities as games. Please find time each day to use these activities and help your child become more confident and skillful in maths.