Pashley Maths Vision 2020
Maths is highly valued at Pashley by staff, parents and children. We understand that by getting the fundamentals of mathematics right during a child’s formative years, we will be setting the foundation for strong lifelong mathematicians. Our aim is for all children to leave Pashley feeling confident and engaged in maths; understanding its relevance and importance to real life.
Maths Mastery and Pashley
Maths at Pashley is taught through a Mastery approach with an aim that all children develop a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts they need in order for them to feel confident using maths throughout their lives. We high hold value to the teaching of early maths skills at Pashley. Children are taught maths daily throughout the school focusing on fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
From EYFS through to Year 2 teachers carefully select resources to help children understand the maths they are learning to a deep level, skilfully moving from concrete ‘hands on’ resources through to pictorial representations then lastly moving to an abstract (written) approach. In EYFS we use Numberblocks and materials from the White Rose and NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) to support planning, this continues through the school with teachers drawing from expert materials to craft their lessons.
You will see from looking around our school that Maths is highly regarded by teachers and children. Weekly prizes to the Maths Master of the week are awarded to one child in each class. We believe it is vitally important for our children enjoy maths, feel like confident mathematicians and to understand the relevance of maths to real life.