Numeracy is one of the core curriculum subjects and, as such, receives a high profile at Goodwyn School. Our approach to teaching mathematics is based on mastery to ensure a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. Our aim is for all pupils to become fluent in the recall and application of facts and concepts of Mathematics and to develop the ability to reason mathematically and solve problems. This is achieved through:
Dedicated mathematics lessons every day
Direct teaching and interactive oral work with the whole class and groups
An emphasis on rapid recall and mental calculation
Carefully crafted differentiation, with all pupils engaged in mathematics relating to a common theme.