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Mathematics Curriculum: A Mastery Approach


Curriculum Intent


Our intention is to provide a high-quality mathematics education for all our pupils in order to equip them with the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.


Curriculum Implementation


At Milford we teach maths using the mastery approach. Central to our approach are the 5 Big Ideas which underpin mastery in mathematics:

The 5 Big Ideas

Small, coherent steps throughout the lesson

Variation – a balance between conceptual and procedural understanding

Mathematical thinking - chains of reasoning; making connections

Fluency – application of efficient methods and flexibility with Maths                    

Representation and Structure – use of a range of ways both to represent a concept or non-concept, and to expose structures



We teach mathematics daily following the White Rose Maths Schemes Of Learning for mixed-aged classes. Teachers use this as a framework to plan effective, high-quality lessons.





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