Maths — No Problem! in our school
Teachers at Muscliff now operate an open-door policy for other schools interested in seeing how MNP works in our classrooms. They are also increasingly confident in their maths delivery. That confidence has translated into manipulatives and mathematical discussions becoming a feature of every maths lesson, supporting the pursuit of conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
We’ve incorporated pupil voice surveys that indicate very positive learning attitudes towards maths since implementing MNP, including high levels of enjoyment and confidence. Displays in every classroom feature MNP characters, and each lesson seeks to promote mathematical thinking around narratives based on MNP materials.
We have established a strong relationship with St John’s (Wimborne), an MNP pilot school, and built a wide network of collaboration with other schools using MNP in the local area (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole). We have a strong reputation through this network, as a school that is excited to share what it has learned; and local schools often request to visit Muscliff to see MNP in action (Christ the King, Christchurch Juniors, St Katherine’s, Jewell).
We’re excited about MNP. It has significantly helped increase our reading test outcomes too, with summative data projections higher for this year – especially for Greater Depth! We can’t wait to see what else the future holds with MNP in our school.