Ethelbert Road uses Power Maths as a basis of our lessons from Reception to Year 6 to ensure a smooth transition of skills and knowledge throughout the years groups and Key Stages.
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.
We also use White Rose which runs alongside Power Maths and ensures our children become confident mathematicians, who have an growth mind set and problem solving approach to mathematical learning.