The mathematics curriculum at Charnock Hall Primary Academy is supported through a developed framework. At CHPA, it is important that we provide a personalised mathematics curriculum to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to continuously progress, throughout their educational journey. This is achieved through the ‘mastery approach’. Mastering maths means pupils of all ages acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material. During our maths lessons, pupils are encouraged to SLAM – ‘Speak Like A Mathematician’. This means pupils speak and answer in full sentences, use accurate mathematical vocabulary, and answer question concisely. The SLAM burst is used as a visual reminder to ensure pupils are doing this at all times.

Early Years and Foundation Stage

In preparation for maths mastery in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, EYFS follow the Number sense approach. Number Sense refers to a child’s fluidity and flexibility with numbers. It helps children to understand what numbers mean, improving their performance of mental mathematics, and giving them the tools to look at maths in the outside world and make comparisons.

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Power Maths

At CHPA our mathematics curriculum is supported by a Department for Education (DfE) recommended scheme of work, Power Maths, which ensures that the key concepts and areas of mathematics are covered. This is achieved through interactive teaching tools, rich and quality textbooks and lesson materials. As teachers, we ensure that this is consistently delivered, so that your child’s knowledge grows over time and they are able to apply maths successfully to real life situations. Should you have any further questions, please visit speak to your child’s class teacher or follow the link to Power Maths – .

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Times Table Rockstars

TT Rockstars is an online and paper game-based system that allows pupils to enhance their multiplication skills. Times tables are set and tracked based on the individual’s needs and multiplication facts which the pupil is consistently taking longer to answer are targeted and presented more frequently until the user has mastered them. Children use a variety of games and competitions to practise their multiplication fluency and teachers can track their progress using a range of online tools, which informs our teaching.

Every pupil is provided with a login and password, to enable them to access the TT Rockstars system via PC, laptop, tablet by following this link

An app can also be downloaded onto tablet or mobile phone vie the following links

Apple –

Google Play –

Go and earn some coins and strive to be at the top of the leaderboard! 

Good luck and enjoy your maths!

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