Learning through mathematics
Mathematics is central to learning at St Anne’s as we recognise that our children’s lives are full of numbers, problems that need to be solved and many mathematical concepts. Mathematics helps aid achievement across a range of other subjects such as science, computing, history and geography. It is a vital tool for everyday life that enables pupils to achieve their full potential.
At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School we aim to develop children who:
- Have a firm grasp of numbers including: how to count them, read and write them, then be able to apply their place value knowledge. Developing these skills through school to be able to use larger numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages and negative numbers.
- To build mathematical fluency. This includes vital elements such as addition and subtraction number bonds to 10, 20, 100, multiplication and division facts. As they rehearse and consolidate this learning pupils such apply these facts with speed and confidence.
- Use their mathematical knowledge to reason and solve calculations and word problems and apply these skills to a variety of situations.
“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment”
Primary National Curriculum, 2014
We hope this is helpful and remember should you have any questions please pop into school and speak to your child’s class teacher.