Mathematics

Cheam Common Academy follows a maths mastery scheme called "Maths - No Problem!” which is based on a mastery approach and has had significant success in Singapore.

The programme is designed and organised to ensure that children fully master key maths concepts in a visual and practical way. Pupils explore concepts using concrete materials, before progressing to pictorial and finally abstract.

Maths is taught daily and lessons typically are broken into four parts: 

In Focus – the class spends time on a question guided by the teacher. The children are encouraged during this time to think of as many ways as possible to solve the question.

Guided Practice – practice new ideas in groups, pairs or individually guided by the teacher.

Independent Practice – practice on your own. Once children have mastered the concept they use their reasoning and problem solving skills to develop their depth of learning.

Challenge- to consolidate what they have been learning or to extend their thinking. A challenge can happen at any part of the lesson. We believe in challenge for everyone and achievement for all.

Maths Workshop

"Leaders have worked closely with the local Maths hub and with other schools in helping to bring this about. This has resulted in pupils’ outcomes that are considerably above the national average at both the expected standard and greater depth. The school is currently a lead school for mathematics in the Trust."

Challenge Partners review, 2019