Maths at St Maria Goretti
At St Maria Goretti we follow the National Programmes of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2.
'Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and nesessary for financal literacy and most forms of employment.' - Maths National Curriculum 2014.
Based on the 2014 National curriculum, the St Maria Goretti Maths curriculum aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
- Are able to reason mathematically.
- Can solve problems by applying and extending their Mathematics.
- Able to use the most efficient methods to solve calculations.
Our curriculum aims to enable all pupils, regardless of background, ability or additional needs, to flourish and achieve their very best
Maths lessons at St Maria Goretti ensure that these skills are embedded within Maths lessons through a model of practising, applying and extending mathematical concepts. At our school, the majority of pupils will be taught the content from their year group only to allow them to truly master the skills required for each year group, applying and problem solving in context with the wider world.
Ways to Help Your Child at Home:
All pupils are taught to develop efficient strategies for mental and written calculations which is clearly outlined within our school policy.
It is important that you support and encourage your child to develop their mathematical fluency. By the end of year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table.
To support and extend children’s mathematical learning, they are able to access TT Rockstars using their personal password. They can earn points based on how much improvement they make in their own learning. Below is a list of online resources which may also be useful to use at home to support your child’s learning.
Through our links with local and national businesses, we are able to provide our pupils with a range of opportunities to engage with industry professionals throughout our careers curriculum. This includes, visits from employers from a range of fields e.g. banking, accountancy, business management. These opportunities allow our pupils to gain an insight into how their mathematical learning is applied in the world of work. Visit our Careers page to find out more about our Careers Curriculum.
Watch Me Learn sessions provide opportunities for parents to become involved in their child’s computing learning. This may be through a cross-curricular approach where parents are able to observe the ways in which pupils utilise their Maths skills in other areas of the curriculum e.g. Science or Computing, or through discrete Maths lessons.
During our STEM and Careers events, there are also often opportunities for parents to join in with our learning and even volunteer to share their careers to inspire our children as the workforce of the future!
Useful Maths Resources:
The Maths Factor: https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Third Space Maths Hub: https://mathshub.thirdspacelearning.com/
Primary Games Arena: http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/Maths
Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Primary Resources: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/maths.htm
Natwest Money Sense: https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/home/
BBC Bitesize KS2 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39
BBC Bitesize KS1 Maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8