Mathematics at Ark Conway is planned and taught using ‘Mathematics Mastery’. Teachers are carefully trained and developed in order to provide the highest quality Maths education to their students. Mastering skills is the foundation of our Mathematical success at Ark Conway and the children are provided with the experiences that allow them to deeply understand mathematical concepts rather than learning shortcuts or procedures. Once the children have demonstrated this core understanding they are immersed in the abstract representations that allow them be fluent in the Maths skills required to unlock and use problem solving skills in Maths lessons and real life contexts. Children demonstrate their understanding of what has been taught through high levels or Oracy skills. Full sentences and technical vocabulary are a standout feature of Maths at Conway.
Our delivery of Maths content is supplemented by every day with Maths meetings and Arithmetic sessions. Maths meetings allow us to revisit previously taught objectives from the current year and previous year groups. We remember our prior learning though songs, chants and games to make sure our foundational knowledge of Mathematics stays strong. Arithmetic sessions allow our children to have the confidence of being fluent with numbers and operations. It allows them to access higher order thinking skills and spend more time problem solving and thinking conceptually during their Maths lessons.