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Maths

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:

 

Discover

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.  

Share

The next stage encourages children to Share the methods they have tried to solve the problem in Discover.

Think Together

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.

  • Practice

    Children are then ready for some independent Practice.

  • Reflect

    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':

  • Concrete resources:  children use resources to 'do' the Maths
  • Pictorial:  children 'see' the Maths in pictures or draw their responses
  • Abstract:  children can 'understand' the Maths by visualizing 

 

Our latest calculation policy provides a step by step guide on how we approach the teaching of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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