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.
Mathematics Statement of Implementation:
We follow the National Programme of Study for Mathematics 2014. We teach The National Curriculum through these vehicles:
- Inclusion through teaching for mastery – ensures our children cover the same content through a mastery approach, enabling all children to achieve their true potential through careful support and scaffolding.
- Metacognitive and retrieval opportunities – enables our learner to embed knowledge to become ‘understanding’ and to apply methods of transferring knowledge from children’s working memory to their long term memory.
- Oracy and vocabulary (using question stems) and reading for pleasure – are built across lessons to aid metacognition and teaching for mastery.
- Catholic Social Teaching – helping our children be givers rather than takers of society.
- Growth mind-set – helping the children be the very best they can be with high aspirations for themselves and others. This gives them a better awareness of how they learn, the emotions linked to this and the transferable learning skills needed to reach their potential.
- Restorative practice – helps our children to develop stronger relationships, and become problem solvers within these so that they are resilient to overcome adversity within their lives.
- Extracurricular opportunities – provides a wide range of addition experiences for the children to inspire them within their learning. This also enables us to seek out and develop the talents in every child. (Maths Challenges, Explore learning, 99 club, Maths charity events, school councils, Maths games library, Maths shop, Maths parent workshops, Maths clubs).
Read our Mathematics Subject Vision and Intent Curriculum report 2020 in full.