We aim to provide a high quality mathematics curriculum, which allows the children to develop the skills they require for everyday life. Maths teaching enables pupils to reason mathematically and to build an appreciation of the power of mathematics, as well as to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
We follow The New National Curriculum Mathematics programme of study. The programmes of study are organised into distinct domains, within each year group. There are clear sets of objectives for Years 1 to 6. This programme provides teachers with the flexibility to make connections within mathematical ideas and across a range of other subjects in order to make the learning relevant. Children are taught reasoning, fluency in number and mental calculation and competence when solving problems.
In the Foundation stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. Mathematical development involves providing children with opportunities to practise and improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, and to describe shapes, spaces and measures. Learning takes place largely through practical games and activities.
At St Joseph’s we place a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and investigating in a systematic way, so all children are equipped to apply their knowledge and skills and solves problems in the real and mathematical worlds.