Maths at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
At St. Mary’s we aim to give children a range of mathematical experiences and opportunities with practical, written and problem solving tasks across the curriculum. We follow the 2014 National Curriculum. The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in maths lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. This is because most of us, children and adults, will use some type of Maths every single day. Using money in a shop, measuring materials when you are doing DIY, working out how far you may need to travel using a map, working out the time of a train using a timetable and the 24-hour clock or even measuring ingredients, so you can make your teacher their favourite cake! The need for maths is everywhere.
Click here for the National Curriculum- Mathematics document.
Parents and carers are encouraged to support their children’s learning at home. Below, there is a link to the school’s Calculation and Fraction Policies.
Calculation Policy – Explaining how we teach the different operations in different age groups. If you are unsure how to help your child with homework, these are the methods we use.
Fractions Policy - Shares the different levels of understanding and ability, regarding fractions, that we expect children to have at different points in the school
Every class has daily focused Maths learning time, with MOT (Maths on track session) and a Maths lesson. Maths is also planned for across other curriculum subjects as appropriate.
Click the underlined links below to see the information that you may find useful to assist your child's learning in this subject.
Helping your child with Maths - this booklet explains how your child is taught Maths at St Mary's
Foundation Stage Songs - these are some examples of fun rhymes and songs for younger children
Click on the links below to access some useful Maths Websites for KS1 and KS2