Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind, we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.
Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems.
At St. John’s we aim to develop:
- Reasoning – Children need to explain orally and in written form their mathematical thinking
- Fluency – Children should not simply learn a method. They need to be able to explain their choice of method and prove their answer
- Variation –Children should be shown the same concept in different ways
- Problem solving
- Children’s knowledge and understanding through a range of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract symbols.
What our children think about Mathematics:
"I enjoy problem solving activities as they challenge me." Stevie
"I have used lots of different apps to help me learn times tables. This has been fun!" Grace
"Mathematics is important because it will help me to get a good job in the future." Charlie
"Sometimes we do Maths outside which I love." Isaac
"I like adding really big numbers." Millie
"We have lots of equipment which helps me to answer the questions." Joshua
Year group curriculum grids and key learning
St. John’s mathematics curriculum follows Lancashire’s Learning Excellence Mathematics plans, White Rose Scheme and National Centre for Excellence on the Teaching of Mathematics in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
The topics which children study are outlined below. The Key Learning for each year group is also included. Whilst all the assessment objectives are important, the underlined statements are considered crucial for children's knowledge and understanding.