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Maths at Red Hill

At Red Hill we teach maths mastery in line with White Rose Maths.  This incorporates the 5 Big Ideas as shown above.  Mastery enables children to make connections right across the maths curriculum.  It gives them the knowledge and ability to explain and reason about their maths, decide whether or not a solultion is correct and to solve more complex problems.

Our current focus is 'Mathematical Thinking'.  We have introduced Mastery Martha to all of the classes to encourage and challenge the children's reasoning and explanation skills through the use of sentence stems.

Children are all taught the same objective, with teachers enabling and extending children as required dependent on the small step of learning for that day.  Teachers will constantly be using Assessment for Learning to know when the class is ready to move on to the next step, to know which children need support to enable them to meet the objective and which children need activities to extend and deepen their thinking even further.   

Maths fluency is still important and all classes have a dedicated written and mental arithmetic and/or times tables slot each day in addition to the maths lesson.  Homework will be set weekly on MyMaths and on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Please take any opportunities at home to practice maths fluency or to discuss any mathematical problems that need to be solved.


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