At Gilbertstone, we teach Maths through Power Maths: a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths - built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concepts.
Our aim of teaching mathematics at our school is to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Children are encouraged to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, by making connections with taught concepts.
They are taught to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
We stress the importance of knowing multiplication tables. By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and be able to recall these at speed.