At Oasis Academy Warndon we believe that learning should be a journey of discovery and excitement at all stages. Therefore we aim to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Each child will have their own path to walk, their own journey, and we want to ensure that our curriculum and everyday teaching reflects this, so that everyone can end the year feeling like they are confident in their achievements and progress.
In order to see the value in what they are learning our pupils' experiences should be firmly rooted in their day-to-day life. We want the lessons our children learn to carry with them outside of our classrooms and build the foundations of a passion for learning. In order to help us do this we want our parents parents to be in the know about what their children are learning each week.
Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2:
In early years up to year 2 maths is taught using a maths mastery approach. The children are taught using a six part lesson focusing heavily on their mathematical vocabulary. Mathematics mastery is an approach to mathematics education which is based on mastery learning in which most children are expected to achieve a high level of competence before progressing. Children are taught using concrete manipulatives and varied pictorial images to embed their mathematical understanding before being given the opportunity to apply their knowledge to deep and meaningful problems.
Since using the mathematics mastery approach our staff say,
“I have seen an incredible difference in the mathematical language and vocabulary the children are using.”
Maths lessons are interactive, fast-paced and fun with the aim to have all pupils fully engaged.
In years 3 to 6 children also follow a fast-paced 6 part lesson focusing heavily on mathematical vocabulary. White Rose maths resources are used across the school and used to supplement a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach whereby the children are encouraged to use various models and resources to fully support and embed their understanding before applying to a range of varied fluency questions as well as rich problems and reasoning.
Children are encouraged to be curious, explore and reason using accurate mathematical vocabulary and apply their knowledge confidently to any problem they are faced with.