At Greenacres Primary Academy, we embrace the mastery approach to teaching mathematics. Our teachers ensure that mathematical skills are taught every day following the 'Power Maths' programme. They also use cross-curricular opportunities to develop pupils' mathematical fluency. Our pupils understand the importance or mathematics, are encouraged to be confident in numeracy and to apply the skills to simple problem-solving. There are extra activities throughout the year to promote mathematical skills and thinking including enrichment days.
At Greenacres, we aim to:
-Develop a positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and attractive subject in which all children gain some success and pleasure;
-Develop mathematical understanding through systematic direct teaching of appropriate learning objectives;
-Encourage the effective use of mathematics as a tool in a wide range of activities within school and, subsequently, adult life;
-Develop an ability in the children to: express themselves fluently, talk about the subject with assurance, use correct mathematical language and vocabulary when reasoning;
-Develop an appreciation of relationships within mathematics;
-Develop the ability to think clearly and logically with the independence of thought and flexibility of mind;
-Develop an appreciation of the creative aspects of mathematics and awareness of its aesthetic appeal;
-Develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts.
Please refer to our Maths Policy for more information.
We follow the White Rose curriculum for maths using a 'Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract' method to teach mathematical concepts. Here is our overview: