Mastery in Mathematics and 'Diving for Depth'
Once our children are taught a new concept in maths, they will be encouraged to 'master' that area of mathematics, meaning that they really understand what it is about, so that they can explain it to others, show it in different ways and even think about it in different contexts. Below is an example of a Year 5/6 Diving for Depth sheet, where a child has really thoroughly explored the relationship between two numbers.
MAKING MATHS REAL
Throughout the school, children are encouraged to enjoy maths and make it real, applying mathematical skills to real life and real situations. Have a look at some examples below:
Fractions Video Making in Year 3
The children and staff had an amazing amount of fun exploring fractions whilst creating this video! Now they are fractions kings and queens!
Fundraising for Residential in Year 6
Children take charge in raising money, making piggy banks and organising various events to raise lots of money; through this they are learning the real value of money and what it can buy, whilst keeping track of that ever-increasing total!