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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

 

 

Information about how we teach maths


For information about how we teach maths please see our Policies/Reports/Links page and view the below:

  • Calculation Policy 2016 - how we teach calculations across the school
  • Resource Policy 2016 - resources we use to help teach calculation across the school

 

 

99 Club

 

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.

 

Click on the below link  to view our Parents guide: Parents Guide to 99 Club

 

Example Sheets

 

 

Maths Shop

The maths shop is very popular and we have some recently stocked items for sale supporting times tables practice, including 12 sided dice (buy two for practicing times tables up to 12x12) and 12 by 12 multiplication grids (answers on one side, blank squares on the other for practice).  An order form is below and is also available from the school office. If you would like to purchase any items, please complete the form and hand to the office along with the correct money in an envelope marked with your child’s name, class and ‘Maths Shop’ written on it. For parents with children starting in Reception in Sept 2020, keep an eye out for some great forthcoming offers!

 

Maths-Shop-Order-Form-Summer-2019

 

Maths Games Library  

There are all different types of maths games for you and your child to play at home, covering various areas of mathematics. We hope that by opening the games library we will not only be raising your child’s maths attainment but also creating an opportunity for you to spend quality time together.
 

OPEN: every Friday from 3pm
WHERE: Main playground.


Please come and have a look at the exciting games that we have. You can keep the game at home till the following Monday. After listening to parent and pupil feedback we have made some changes to the maths games library. 
Inside each of the game packs you will find a review sheet, this is for your child to complete and return on the Monday with the game. Every review returned will be entered into a draw to receive a PRIZE at the end of every half term.
PLEASE ensure that all games are returned in the condition that they are lent out so that we can continue to run the library. In the event that you do loan a game that has items missing, you will find in the maths game pack a form, please complete so that we can keep an audit of the games.

We ask that you are with your child to sign the game out. If your child goes to the Kids Club, but would like to take out a game, then please fill in the form below. 

We look forward to seeing you in the Maths Games Library

 

Maths Newsletters

Please visit the below to view our termly Maths Newsletters

https://www.st-gregorygreat.gloucs.sch.uk/newslettersletters/ 

 

 

Below are links to some really great maths sites...

 

Times Tables - https://www.timestables.co.uk

Great times tables learning and practice.

 

Maths Chase - http://www.mathschase.com/

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.

 

Top Marks - Interactive Maths - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Interactive maths games with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.
 

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/

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 Toolkithttp://www.familymathstoolkit.org.uk/

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.

 

YouCubedhttps://www.youcubed.org/resource/parent-resources/

Maths teaching research and practical tasks; resonates with our growth mindset focus at school.

 

The Nrichhttps://nrich.maths.org/

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.

 

Math Playgroundhttps://www.mathplayground.com/

Lots of games to practice maths skills. Also features thinking blocks to practice bar modelling.

 

Maths is funhttps://www.mathsisfun.com/

Offers mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner with the belief that mathematics is fun

 

Parent Workshops

 

 

Important Information

 

 

Policies

 

 

To view any of our policies please CLICK HERE

 

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