Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics; an attitude that will stay with them to encourage enquiring minds, entrepreneurial thinking and economic wellbeing.
At Little Sutton Church of England Primary School, we use ‘Power Maths’. Power Maths is designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths. Recommended by the DFE, it provides detailed guidance for the implementation of the National Curriculum for Mathematics – ‘fully delivering a mastery approach’. Power Maths promotes continuity and progression in the teaching of Mathematics across the whole school.
Power Maths breaks learning down into small steps, helping the children to see how learning from previous years or sessions, supports learning within new units and lessons. Here is a presentation to show you what Power Maths looks like for your children and to explain why we choose it for our children: Power Maths for Parents
As part of Power Maths, EYFS and KS1 have access to School Jam – an interactive platform to have fun with maths and consolidate learning at home. School Jam also offers support to parents with ideas for games and activities that the family can play together.
Times Tables Rock Stars
In KS2, children become ‘rock stars’ as they compete to learn their times tables. The times tables are at the heart of a large proportion of the maths curriculum and rapid recall of the tables facts, gives the children the confidence and skills needed to problem solve with division, decimals, fractions, percentages, ratio, area…..the list goes on.