“Mathematics is a strength of the school,
and many of the pupils I spoke to
were quick to tell me that mathematics
was their favourite subject”
At Radbrook Primary School we believe that mastery in mathematics is:
•Mastery denotes a focus on achieving a deeper understanding of fewer topics, rather than accelerating into new content, through problem solving, questioning and encouraging deep mathematical thinking.
•Mastery involves knowing ‘why’ as well as knowing ‘that’ and ‘how’: deep structural knowledge of mathematics.
•Mastery means being able to use knowledge appropriately, flexibly and creatively and to
apply it in new and unfamiliar situations.