At St Gregory's our teaching follows the New Curriculum 2014.
The aims of teaching mathematics at our school are to ensure that all pupils:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Children are encouraged to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
They are taught to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
We stress the importance of knowing multiplication tables. By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table.
All pupils are taught to develop efficient strategies for mental and written calculations which is clearly outlined within our school policy.
The following is a free resource to allow pupils to practice and test their knowledge of the multipication tables
Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge.
To see the full expectations for each Key stage, follow the link below( Aims of teaching Maths)
To support and extend children’s mathematical learning, they are able to access Mathletics using their personal password. They can earn points based on how much improvement they make in their own learning.