Mathematics Mastery at BVS
At BVS, our vision is for every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics, regardless of the barriers they may face. We believe that our ‘abilities’, including mathematical abilities, are never fixed or innate, but can be developed through practice, support, dedication and hard work.
As a school, we teach maths through the Mathematics Mastery programme. The mastery approach enables all children to access the same curriculum content and, rather than children being extended with new learning, they are given opportunities to deepen their conceptual understanding by tackling challenging and varied problems.
Having joined the programme in 2018, the current year 3s are the first year group to follow the programme and will continue to do so as they move through the school. Although the children in year 4, 5 and 6 do not follow the planning from the programme, they do follow the key mastery principles, including accessing the same task (where possible) for all children, small step learning within lessons, maths meetings and same-day intervention.