Maths at our school
At Springhead Primary School we recognise that mathematics is an essential life skill and we are committed to enabling our children to become proficient mathematicians through developing their skills to calculate, to reason and to problem-solve. Our high expectations for every child demonstrate our belief that all children can achieve in mathematics and that there is no such thing as a ‘Maths person’.
At Springhead we have adopted a mastery approach to develop a deep understanding in mathematical concepts and procedures. Our approach aims to provide all children with access to the curriculum, enabling them to develop independence, confidence and competence.
Key features of our teaching for mastery:
To support fluency and automaticity in concepts, there is a bespoke daily 5-a-day (Y1 and 2) and Fluent in 5 (Y3-6) which helps develop pupils' long term memory.
Regular intervention is in place for any child who needs lesson follow-up support, as well as for learning number facts and multiplication tables.
To support learning and recall, we subscribe to Doodlemaths, which is an exciting and engaging platform designed to support and motivate children in practising their maths.
Children in Y1 – 6 have individual logins to access the platform. Doodlemaths assesses the children as they go along and targets areas where they need more support.