Here at Pheasant Bank Academy we ensure all children access mathematics, whilst enjoying challenge at the same time. All children are exposed to the mastery curriculum with the opportunity to progress further to mastery with greater depth.
With reference to a range of resources including 'Maths No Problem' and 'White Rose Maths Hub' the children access worded fluency (mild), reasoning and problem solving at mastery (hot) and problem solving at mastery with greater depth (extra hot).
With use of quality first teaching, children are expected to answer a set of 5 questions based on the skill that they have been taught. This is then marked during assembly time, giving teachers the opportunity to challenge students or create a 'same day intervention' to ensure that no child gets left behind and no gaps are formed.
In order to further develop our children, an extra 'same day intervention' takes place daily, focussing on the children needing extra guidance on a part of the curriculum, helping to narrow the gap for the next day.
Bar modelling is a vital pictorial tool, to help children understand a mathematical problem. It is a way of breaking down and finding what the part of the question is missing in order to become complete. This is now being used at PBA and is giving children a helpful way to access their age related mastery problems and being able to see why separate operations are needed in order to solve them.