At St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School we teach Maths every day. We acknowledge that parents want to help their children in their learning of maths and so we organise Calculation Workshops, where parents are shown how the school teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
As well as developing speaking and listening in mathematics, our new curriculum has a good balance of calculating, solving problems, reasoning about numbers and applying knowledge. This academic year has seen St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School working to further develop challenge and reasoning opportunities for our children.
Wherever possible we use ‘real life’ experiences to support the delivery of maths lessons. The children particularly enjoy our ‘Maths Week’ where they not only go on maths trails but also enjoy a visit from a maths clown.
Children at St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School are given lots of opportunities to discuss their methods and encouraged to use the appropriate mathematical language. Mental mathematics is an integral part of every lesson. Practice, speed of recall, rehearsal and reasoning are essential if children are to become confident and skilful with numbers.
At St. George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School we use Mathletics as part of our maths homework to support the teaching done in class.