All our schools have a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics. Children quickly acquire fluency by first using a concrete approach followed by pictorial and abstract representation. Once fluent pupils are challenged to apply their understanding to reason and problem solve. Teachers are supported by the Power Maths scheme and calculation policy which is accredited by the Department for Education for use in schools.

Models & Representations

Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract Representation

Vocabulary & Language

Gives children a way to express their growing understanding of mathematical concepts.


Children learn concepts through developmentally appropriate hands-on experience.

Ensures consistency of approach and progression between classes and year groups


Example; connecting multiplication with area & volume

Challenge, Application & Problem Solving

Strengthens and deepens understanding