Through high quality teaching using the Power Maths scheme, we provide pupils with daily opportunities to practice and embed their mathematic knowledge and skills. Children become confident and curious mathematicians; fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics; able to reason mathematically; and solve problems by applying their mathematics. By the time children leave Manorside, they will have acquired essential life skills to ensure future financial literacy and an appreciation and enjoyment of Maths. 

Progression of Maths teaching and learning

We use the Singapore approach to teaching Maths at Manorside, which we deliver through our use of the DfE recommended Power Maths scheme. The mastery approach used in this scheme of learning enables our children to develop a good level of mathematical understanding in number, calculations, shape & geometry, measure and statistics. Within our lessons, children become immersed in their maths. They learn that it is okay to make mistakes and learn from them so that they can conquer their mathematic learning.

Children are taught to use practical resources to build their understanding and fluency in their maths learning. They develop the skill to transfer this use of concrete manipulation to pictorial representations including using sticks of 10 and dots of one for representing numbers and calculating and representing problems in bar models.

Children in Year 1 using concrete materials and tens frames to support their learning about number

Each pair of children have a Maths Resource Box  with concrete manipulatives to support learning

Our children enjoy working collaboratively in pairs to discuss maths problems and finding ways to solve them. Children are taught to represent problems in more than one way so that they can check their calculations and develop fluency in manipulating numbers in different ways.

The learning in Maths is sequenced in small, achievable steps, to support mathematical thinking in all areas of the Maths curriculum. Children enjoy working in their Power Maths Practice books which make use of pictorial representations to support their learning and understanding. Children are challenged to use their range of strategies to solve progressively challenging problems in their work books.

Examples of Practice Book work from Year 2 and Year 5

Children know that they can use our classrooms to support their learning. Each classroom has counting resources on display to support the children with this number knowledge, be that counting in ones or times tables facts up to 12 x 12. Classrooms also have key knowledge and facts for each Maths learning unit on display which enables children to check for information independently, allowing them to be successful.

Classroom displays support children during their Maths lessons