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How do we teach Mathematics at Moore

At Moore, we have implemented a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of Mathematics which fully encompasses the three main aims of the national curriculum and ensures that children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
  • are able to reason mathematically
  • can solve problems by applying their Mathematics

As a school, we follow Power Maths which is designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. This mastery approach incorporates the CPA approach: it is important that the children work with concrete objects first to help develop their understanding. They can then move onto pictorial representations and finally the abstract- writing the numbers. This video provides more information about the CPA approach.


Lessons are built around a child‑centred, structured lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We encourage children to ask questions, find patterns and relationships, make connections across mathematical ideas Through our careful questioning, children have opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding and explain ‘how they know’. Also, through our maths lessons, children learn to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects and the world around them.

Within school, multiplication tables are a high priority. It is the expectation that all children can confidently recall facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Children regularly take part in our multiplication awards:

Bronze: 2x, 5x and 10x tables

Silver: 3x, 4x, and 8x tables

Gold: 6x, 7x and 9x tables

Platinum: all facts up to 12 x 12

When we teach Maths at Moore

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