Power Maths is a resource that has been designed for UK schools based on research and extensive experience of teaching and learning around the world and here in the UK. It has been designed to support and challenge all pupils, and is built on the belief that EVERYONE can learn maths successfully.
At St. James’, Power Maths is taught from Reception-Year 6 as a basis of our maths lesson. This is a class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset. It promotes five characters, each with their own positive skillset, to inspire and motivate children.
Key Vocabulary Posters
Mathematics Calculation Policies and Progression
In addition to Power Maths, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been using Mastering Number resources to aid their fluency in the key number facts.
Mastering Number aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.
Links to maths resources to help at home.
Here is the link to White Rose Maths, which is the scheme we use in school - linked to Power Maths. There are lots of activities in here and you can choose the appropriate level to do.
https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student (children from year 2 to year 6 have individual log ins. Ask your teacher if you don't know what yours is)