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At St Cuthbert’s we use a mastery approach for teaching Maths.  Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.  We strive to ensure that Mathematics work is meaningful and purposeful.  We wish pupils to feel confident and competent when using mathematics to enable them to make sense of the world and to solve real-life problems. 


At St Cuthbert’s we follow the Power Maths scheme of work to ensure progression, coverage and depth of knowledge for all children. This scheme of work is the basis for all lessons and is enhanced and supported by additional resources such as the NCETM spines and White Rose Maths.

Throughout the school, children are given opportunities to engage in practical work using relevant materials and equipment, this is considered essential as the basis for the acquisition of the key concepts in Mathematics. Alongside this, the children also learn fundamental number facts and relationships which are the foundation of future work in Mathematics. 

A range of formal and informal assessments are carried out by all teachers to ensure that each child progresses at their own rate. This allows children to work towards their own personalised targets and help them become independent learners. 

Mastery is about building firm foundations through fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. It is about extending children through depth rather than acceleration.  Children are taught through whole class interactive teaching by their class teacher.  All pupils have a daily mathematics lesson, in addition to the daily lesson, various intervention groups are in place in school to support all learners.