We believe that mathematics is an important foundation stone to learning that embraces every part of life. At Saint Gregory’s we want all pupils at our school to experience the beauty and power of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject.
We work to foster positive ‘can do’ attitudes in our children and embrace the making of mistakes as a perfect tool for learning. We provide a wide range of opportunities to broaden pupils’ knowledge and deepen their understanding of mathematics. We strive for all pupils to believe and achieve and recognise themselves as mathematicians.
We aim for all our pupils to:
99 Club has been launched across the whole school. This scheme is designed to improve children’s knowledge of times tables which we know helps them to access a wider range of mathematics.
The children are tested every other week on a mixed range of multiplication facts following which they identify 5 that they need to work on. These 5 should be learnt as part of their weekly homework. To support your child it would be helpful if you could ensure that they are learning these facts inside out and back to front. For example do they know that 3x4=12, 4x3=12, 12÷3=4 and 12÷4=3?
Once a child, within the fortnightly test, correctly answers all the questions within ten minutes they progress to the next level. As the children progress they will be working towards being a '99 Club Champion'. These children will have shown that they know all their tables up to 12x12 and the related division facts. Children who reach Championship quality will be awarded a special medal in Celebration Assembly.
Maths Chase aim to make maths learning more fun for everyone. Its a simple game really helps children learn their times tables. These games help children learn by repetition and also increase their speed gradually as they become more skilled. Maths Chase allows you to increase the speed you need to answer questions as you become more confident in a fun and engaging way.
Interactive maths games with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.
Features short, high quality instruction videos and practice on almost any maths skill! (Plus other subjects too.) All resources are available free to users of the website. The website and its content are provided mainly in English, but are also available in other languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, French, Bengali, and Hindi.
The Family Maths Toolkit is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together. The site also offers resources to help teachers support family engagement with children's maths learning.
Maths teaching research and practical tasks; resonates with our growth mindset focus at school.
The Nrich Maths Project Cambridge, England provides mathematics resources for children, parents and teachers to enrich learning. Includes problems, children's solutions, inter activities, games, articles and news.
Lots of games to practice maths skills. Also features thinking blocks to practice bar modelling.
Offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner with the belief that mathematics is fun.