Curriculum Intent for Maths
At Scargill Primary, children are taught mathematics using the Power Maths scheme, which uses a mastery approach. The emphasis is on deepening their understanding in key skills before moving on. Manipulative resources are available for children to use to give them practical experience to back up their understanding. Vocabulary and reasoning are key concepts that allow children to explain their thinking in a variety of different ways. We believe that Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child's ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. We encourage the children to develop these key and fundamental skills through their growing knowledge and understanding of the world. Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and it is with this in mind that we endeavour to ensure that children develop self-confidence in their ability to approach a range of mathematical problems.