At Trinity, we use the Power Maths Scheme across the school for KS1 and KS2 which is recommended by the DfE. This follows a mastery programme written by experts from UK and China and has a small steps approach to introducing new concepts. It aligns with the White Rose maths progression and schemes of learning which we also use to complement the scheme where appropriate.
Power Maths follows the 'concrete, pictorial, abstract' approach to teaching maths and we encourage the use of practical apparatus for the introduction and reinforcement of concepts as well as mathematical language.
In line with National Curriculum’s expectation that the ‘majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace’, all children will have access to the same content. To meet the differing learning needs of the children, teachers may adjust the pace of the lesson, provide further reinforcement or greater depth, reasoning and problem solving learning opportunities.
Teachers are skilled in adapting the lesson to meet the needs of the learner and will use diagnostic 'Hinge Questions' and 'Full Participation Techniques' to gain feedback on the children's understanding from where next steps can be identified.
Children's fluency and recall is encouraged through our KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) system and Whole School Product Power Challenge. Learning these key facts takes place at home as well as in school and children are challenged to demonstrate the accuracy and speed of their recall skills.
In year 4, all children nationally will be taking an online Times Table Check on all multiplication facts up to and including 12x12.
For our Calculation Policy, please see class pages for the relevant year group.