Mathematics is a life skill. It is an essential element of communication, widely used in society, both in everyday situations and in the world of work. We at St Richards Catholic Primary School endeavour to nurture a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Children here have a passion for maths.
We follow the National curriculum, whose aims in maths are that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, are able to reason mathematically and can solve a range of problems by applying their mathematics.
Through using the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning as our starting point we aim to create confident mathematicians and are helping children across all the phase groups to become independent and reflective in their thinking.
Across Key stage 1, the principal focus is for pupils to develop confidence and mental fluency with numbers in all 4 operations, and often use practical resources to help. They are gradually introduced to formal methods for written calculations in Number from Year 3 and we have agreed methods for written calculation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Copies of these methods are available in the documents below -Calculation policy Ladders. Mathematics is an interconnected subject, in which pupils use and apply a range of skills in multiple situations and other subject areas too.
We have subscribed each child to two online maths sites where they can access a variety of maths tasks to help them practice and consolidate maths learning. They all have individual usernames and passwords for these.
My Maths -teachers can upload learning activities that supports what is happening in class that week. There are games to play and children can access the online lessons and activities in order to consolidate their own learning.
- Children can also practise their timetables by logging into their individual account for TimesTables RockStars