Maths is an adventure for children to be immersed in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer.

At Mareham, we undertake a teaching for mastery approach and use Power Maths to help deliver this. Our maths teaching and learning is designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in all applications of the maths curriculum. This exciting growth mind-set and problem solving approach helps spark a curiosity and excitement for maths and equips children with deeper understanding.

Mastery of mathematics is something that we want pupils - all pupils - to acquire, or rather to continue acquiring throughout their school lives, and beyond.

Mastering maths means acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. At any one point in a pupil’s journey through school, achieving mastery is taken to mean acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable him/her move on to more advanced material.

What is Power Maths?

Power Maths is a resource that has been designed for UK schools based on research and experience of teaching and learning around the world and here in the UK. It has been designed to support and challenge all pupils, and is built on the belief that everyone can learn maths successfully.

Power Maths Presentation for Parents


There are 5 big ideas for teaching for Mastery:

Connecting new ideas to concepts that have already been understood, and ensuring that, once understood and mastered, new ideas are used again in next steps of learning, all steps being small steps

Representation and Structure
Representations used in lessons expose the mathematical structure being taught, the aim being that students can do the maths without recourse to the representation

Mathematical Thinking
If taught ideas are to be understood deeply, they must not merely be passively received but must be worked on by the student: thought about, reasoned with and discussed with others

Quick and efficient recall of facts and procedures and the flexibility to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics

Varying the way a concept is initially presented to students, by giving examples that display a concept as well as those that don’t display it. Also, carefully varying practice questions so that mechanical repetition is avoided, and thinking is encouraged.


Maths Progression across the school

Progression in Maths across the Whole School

The stages of calculation taught at Mareham

Calculation in Years 1 and 2

Calculation in Years 3 and 4

Calculation in Years 5 and 6

Maths Information


Rising Stars Guide to the New Curriculum

Times tables test
A really useful site where you can design mini quizes to help learn your times tables!

Fact Monster

Year 6 revision resources/ supporting learning at home

Here are some useful links to help you with your revision:

BBC bite size 

Past SATS papers 

Maths games