At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we encourage our children to develop a deep conceptual understanding through exploration, reasoning and problem solving of all areas. As mathematicians, we expect our children to explain and articulate their understanding and become fluent in number so they can use known number facts to make efficient choices with calculations.
We aim to develop resilient learners and our children take time to deepen their understanding of mathematical structures through the use of resources and representations. We want the children to see maths as being relevant and purposeful to their lives.
Please review our calculation policy to further understand the progression in calculation across the year groups.
The structure of Power Maths relies on small steps in learning, facilitating all children, including those with SEN in making progress together and accessing the same subject matter and material. Some SEN children access Maths at their stage, not age.
Concrete resources are available and provided as and when needed to support the development of cognition and learning. Power Maths uses key pictoral representations that are supported by concrete resources.
Widgits are used to support children with key vocabulary, which is discussed at the start of a new unit and used throughout.