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What do we teach in Mathematics lessons at Glusburn?

Mastery of the Mathematics Curriculum

We are committed to establishing a mastery approach in the teaching of mathematics. In this approach all pupils are taught the same mathematical content at the same time and at the same pace, and the focus is on developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

There is greater stress on pupils deepening their knowledge, understanding and application of skills and as a result questioning skills are an integral part of all lessons as pupils extend and develop their thinking and problem solving skills.

As we introduce this new approach across all year groups we are undertaking evaluative lesson observations that particularly assess the impact teaching has on deepening pupils learning and understanding.

Leaders share their findings to help identify ways to further improve teaching strategies in maths.

As a result we have reviewed the school’s calculation policy so that it provides closer links to the use of apparatus and equipment. This is particularly important to ensure our provision for least able pupils is well matched to their learning needs. Our provision for most able pupils is exploring ways to provide harder thinking challenges rather than larger numbers.

We are aware that there will be a period of catch-up with the gaps in our pupils’ pre-requisite knowledge because of the demands of the previous National Curriculum for mathematics.

Mathematics Policy

Mathematics National Curriculum 2014

Mathematics Calculations Policy

What do we teach in English lessons at Glusburn?

English Policy

English National Curriculum 2014

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team have been involved in organising this year’s Anti-Bullying Week (12th-16th November).

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is: ’Choose Respect.'


The Anti-Bullying Alliance, amongst many people, believe that bullying behaviour is a choice and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school; in their homes and communities and online.

This Anti-Bullying Week we want children to understand:

  • The definition of respect.
  • That bullying behaviour is a choice.
  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other ie we don’t have to be best friends or always agree, but we do have to respect each other.
  • That we all have to choose respect face to face and online.


During Anti-Bullying Week this year we are holding ‘Odd Socks Day’ on Monday 12th November, along with many other activities, competitions and lessons.


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