At St. Mary`s Catholic Academy, we see success in Mathematics a powerful tool for social mobility, giving children the knowledge, communication skills problem solving ability to be productive citizens in every aspect of life. We wish for children to gain rich experiences during their time with us, using their God given talents purposefully, knowing that they can be anything they want to be. As such, we aspire for every child to achieve daily success in Maths, leaving each lesson not only with new knowledge but with a love of the subject.
We adopt a 'mastery' approach to Mathematics, prioritising success for all children in every lesson through skilful teaching and the use of manipulatives and pictorial representations to represent mathematical concepts. Our Maths lessons use the 'Power Maths' scheme as a basis to structure our curriculum, as well as supplementing our lessons with resources from the NCETM (National Centre for Excellent in the Teaching of Maths) and the White Rose Maths Hub, among others sources.
"Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths [and is] written specifically for UK curriculum classrooms by leading mastery experts from around the world and recommended by the UK’s Department for Education." (Pearson.com)
Power Maths - the whole-class mastery approach that works for every child