An Overview for Parents
If you click on the link below you will find a useful Power Maths guide for parents.
Use our Mathematics Provision Maps to see what your child will be learning as they move through school.
Power Maths and a Mastery Approach
At Sacred Heart, we use Power Maths as a basis of our maths lesson. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE, that works for every child. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset. It promotes five child friendly characters, each with their own positive skillset, to inspire and motivate children. These characters are:
We have adopted these characters within school as our characteristics of a mathematician.