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At Sandringham we have adopted an approach known as 'Maths Mastery'. The Maths Mastery curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in mathematics. We use materials produced by White Rose Maths to structure our curriculum in each year group.

Maths Mastery places emphasis on the cumulative mastery of essential knowledge and skills in mathematics. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening. 

Key features of our Maths Mastery curriculum include: 
  • High expectations for every child 
  • Fewer topics, greater depth 
  • Number sense and place value come first 
  • Research-based curriculum 
  • Objects and pictures always before numbers and letters 
  • Problem solving is central 
  • Calculate with confidence– understand why it works 
We also have a whole school approach to teaching calculations.  We summarise this in our guides for parents with full details in our Calculations Policy, all available from the Documents section.

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