Mathematics at Sawtry Junior Academy is taught using the mastery approach. This ensures a thorough conceptual understanding of the mathematics taught. Lessons include opportunities for mathematical talk and discussion, reasoning and the use of models, images or concrete resources.

Links between areas of mathematics are emphasised along with opportunties for reasoning and to apply skills in real-life contexts.

Basic number skills and times tables are reinforced by also being taught in an additional ten minute “quick basics session”. These sessions focus on developing fluency and understanding, usually at the beginning of the school day.

Below are some useful resources to download to help support your child at home.

Mathematics October Progression in calculations Models and Images to support mathematics