Barley Croft Primary School




At Barley Croft Primary School , we have embraced a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics.  Our belief is that all children can be successful in the study of mathematics.  We do not accept that ‘some children cannot do maths’ or that children should be limited by prior attainment.  Maths is for everyone – you just need the right mindset!  We teach the skills to ensure our children are resilient learners who become life-long mathematicians.  We aim to deliver an inspiring and engaging mathematics curriculum through high quality teaching using Power Maths.  


The Power Maths approach enables children to be numerate, independent, enquiring and confident.   Children should not be afraid to make mistakes and should fully embrace the fact that mistakes are part of learning!  Developing a positive attitude to Maths is essential at Barley Croft.  Teachers promote children’s enjoyment of maths and provide opportunities for children to build a conceptual understanding of maths before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges. We ensure that challenge is provided for all children, whatever their understanding.  Children are encouraged to be brave and push the boundaries, deepening their understanding further.