At St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary school, we are committed to nurturing the hearts and minds of all children to ensure that they reach their full potential. We believe that maths is an essential tool for accessing opportunities throughout life and aim to support our children in not only developing their mathematical skills but also in growing a love for maths as a subject.
In order to help our children develop the mathematical skills they need, we follow the national curriculum, taught through a maths mastery approach. Children who master maths acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of maths. This deep knowledge then allows them to apply the understanding they have to a wide range of conceptual problems within maths, the wider curriculum and their real-life experiences.
Teachers all follow the Power Maths mastery programme. We ensure that children acquire declarative, procedural and conditional knowledge of each concept taught, adapting the scheme's provision where necessary to support both individual and collective progress. Power Maths aims to spark curiosity and excitement, whilst nurturing confidence in maths. Lessons are child-friendly and engaging, and model and embed a growth mindset approach to maths learning. Please click on the link below for further information on this scheme:
You can also see a Q & A letter below by scrolling down the page.
St Gabriel's also works in partnership with other schools involved in the mastery approach through the MATHSHUBS of Cheshire and Wirral. This involves bringing together mathematicians from a range of schools, working together in a collaborative network.
Please click on the MATHSHUBS link for more info.