At Harry Gosling we aim to celebrate the creativity and beauty of mathematics. We strive to create high-quality mathematicians; developing the ability to work collaboratively or independently, to solve problems in real-life contexts, to notice patterns, to reason and think logically, to recall number facts quickly, to work systematically and accurately, and to appreciate the interconnectedness of the subject. We support the children to take responsibility for the methods they use and to articulate their reasoning and understanding using mathematical vocabulary.
How Maths is taught:
At Harry Gosling, we take a mastery approach to teaching Maths and use the ‘Maths – No Problem’ scheme of work to support our teachers’ planning and resourcing. Reasoning and problem solving are at the heart of all of our lessons and the children work collaboratively to explore with manipulatives, discuss different methods and ultimately choose the most efficient method to solve a realistic problem. The children articulate their learning using mathematical vocabulary in their Maths journals and then apply their learning in different contexts with some guided practice questions. Our daily lessons are augmented with extra fluency lessons throughout the week to ensure that the children are actively recalling number facts and practising newly learnt methods.