At Ripley Juniors School we believe that all children have the potential to succeed, which is why we have taken a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics. All children should have access to the same curriculum content and, rather than being extended with new learning, they should deepen their conceptual understanding by tackling challenging and varied problems. We believe children must not simply rote learn procedures but must understand what they are learning and can demonstrate their understanding of these procedures in various ways. We teach using concrete apparatus before encouraging children to create pictorial representations which helps the, to understand the abstract concepts which are at the heart of maths. We use Maths No Problem alongside the White Rose Scheme to ensure children have a deep understanding of maths which can be applied to various situations and problems.