Here at Oakridge we recognise the importance of maths in everyday life. As a result, we have adopted the mastery scheme Power Maths for years 1 – 6. This approach develops a deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths. It allows pupils to spend more time building on each mathematical skill so that learning is embedded into long-term memory. Teaching for mastery stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. The mastery approach to teaching is very different to the way teachers have traditionally taught Maths in England.
Times Table Rockstars
To further support out pupils, we use Times Tables Rockstars for children to practise their multiplication knowledge. This is an online and fun learning platform, which can be accessed at home. We regularly hold in-house tournaments to promote the importance of timetables knowledge.
We strongly believe that repetition is vital to pupils retaining key knowledge. We therefore set homework tasks on Mathletics which consolidate the learning at school.