Power Maths in school
We use 'Power Maths' as our scheme of work. Power Maths is designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths. Our lessons follow this format:
Every lesson starts with a Discover task to get children to solve a problem that aims to generate curiosity. During the Discover section children may use manipulatives to help them understand the maths and explain their method.
The next stage encourages children to Share the methods they have tried to solve the problem in Discover.
We only learn when we are thinking! In this section we take the approach “I do, we do, you do”, as children apply the knowledge they have just learned in a series of problems that continue to encourage thinking throughout.
Children are then ready for some independent Practice.
The final Reflect question helps the children evaluate whether they have understood the key concept and small step that they have been trying to master in the lesson.
We use an approach so 'everybody can':
Our latest calculation policy provides a step by step guide on how we approach the teaching of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.