Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

Our aim at Alfred Street Junior School, is for all children to enjoy mathematics and have a secure and deep understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and procedures when they leave us to go to Secondary school. We want children to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.

In September 2019, Alfred Street Junior School began transitioning towards a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The principles of Mastery are in line with our views of how we want our children to learn: high expectations for all children, well planned and structured lessons, leading to the development of fluent and able users of mathematics.

As a school, we follow the Power Maths scheme and supplement it with WhiteRose Resources. Power Mathsh is is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE.  It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.  At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset.  It promotes five child friendly characters, each with their own positive skillset, to inspire and motivate children.