Learning in maths
We use the DFE approved Power Maths scheme to support our teaching of maths. It has been designed to support and challenge all pupils, and is built on the belief that everyone can learn maths successfully. Following the Power Maths scheme, children self-assess, are constantly challenged and have clear worked examples, models and images to help their understanding. One of our teachers is on a Primary Maths Mastery specialist programme with the Maths hub and brings this learning back to school to improve our maths provision. We practise mental arithmetic daily and explicitly teach strategies for calculation with a focus on mental methods, jottings and formal written methods. We use Timestables Rockstars to further improve our teaching of tables and recently purchased SumDog, initially to facilitate remote learning. We now use the latter to complement teaching, as it provides opportunities to practise skills and assess progress.
Power Maths - make maths an adventure
Maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer! In September 2019 we introduced this maths mastery approach into our school.
Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement in children and help nurture confidence in maths.
It’s written specifically for UK classrooms by leading mastery experts, and is recommended by the DfE. Please see more information below.