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