At Goldfinch Primary, we use the principles of Teaching for Mastery to underpin our approach to the teaching of Mathematics.

We focus on ensuring children grow in confidence, are curious and have a deep understanding of concepts. This enables all pupils to build on previous activities, demonstrate sustained learning, make connections, apply skills, learn from their mistakes and reason and explain.

Resources (concrete manipulatives) are used throughout the school to support childrens’ learning and help them to inquire and become independent learners and thinkers, helping them to understand representations and make connections to abstract Maths problems.