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Maths Overview

KS2 Maths Overview

Year 5 and 6

In KS2 we have adopted the mastery approach to teaching maths. The scheme we are using as the basis for this work is Power Maths. 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.  Power Maths is structured to teach concepts for longer and to go deeper. For each year group, the curriculum strands have been broken down into core concepts. These are taught in blocks of lessons so teachers can give sufficient time to developing a deep and sustainable understanding of core maths concepts. Each concept has also been broken down into small steps (lessons). Each lesson and concept builds on prior knowledge to help children build a robust and deep understanding of the concept before moving on.

 

KS3 Maths Overview

Year 7 and 8

In KS2 we have adopted the mastery approach to teaching maths. The scheme we are using as the basis for this work is White Rose Maths. White Rose Maths works along Power Maths which is used in KS2  and is also 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. White Rose Maths is structured to teach concepts for longer and to go deeper. For each year group, the curriculum strands have been broken down into core concepts. These are taught in blocks of lessons so teachers can give sufficient time to developing a deep and sustainable understanding of core maths concepts. Each concept has also been broken down into small steps (lessons). Each lesson and concept builds on prior knowledge to help children build a robust and deep understanding of the concept before moving on.

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