At Oasis Academy Don Valley we offer a Mastery curriculum for all children. Mastery means a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of a subject. Among the by-products of developing mastery, and to a degree part of the process, are a number of elements:
· fluency (rapid and accurate recall and application of facts and concepts)
· a growing confidence to reason
· the ability to apply knowledge to solve problems, to conjecture and to test hypotheses.
Mastery of maths, which is built gradually as a child goes through school, is a tool for life, and is underpinned by a fundamental and unbending belief held by our staff that all children are capable of achieving.