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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Mathematics

Our Vision

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:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and model real-life scenarios, preparing them for later life.
  • Be self-motivated in seeking challenges and have a resilient approach to working.
  • Believe that maths is something we can all do and see the applicability of it to everyday life.

All about '99 Club'

 

Last year saw the launch of 99 Club 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 now tested every other week on a mixed range of multiplication facts following which they identify 5 that they need to work on. These 5 are recorded in a pink Times Table book which they should bring home to practice 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 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.

Below are a number of documents to show you the sorts of questions your child may have in their "club". These are NOT the exact questions we use but are a guideline for you. Please note that the "11 club" have 11 questions; the "77 Club" have 77 questions etc
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