The mathematics curriculum at St. Clare’s aims to provide children with the ability to solve increasingly sophisticated routine and non-routine problems with confidence and accuracy.
We aim to develop a fascination and passion for mathematics, where children are challenged to select, apply and explain their mathematical reasoning.
We believe it is important for children to be able to recall fundamental facts rapidly and use these within more complex mental and written calculations. We aim to provide opportunities for problem solving within other curriculum areas so that the children’s mathematics is purposeful and enjoyable. St. Clare’s mathematics curriculum follows Lancashire’s Learning Excellence Mathematics plans, White Rose Scheme, National Centre for Excellence on the Teaching of Mathematics and Maths No Problem and is in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
It is sometimes necessary to adapt these plans to suit the needs, interests and abilities of our pupils so that each child progresses and enjoys success whilst experiencing the challenge, power and beauty of mathematics.
Take a look at the maths displays around school!
In Year 6 we chose an area from our topic, The Seaside. After working in groups to put their arguments together we hosted a debating afternoon. The whole class voted on the motion at the end of each debate. What a lovely Wednesday afternoon in the fresh air! Today the...
Year 5 have been working hard this week, getting to grips using a protractor to measure a range of angles accurately. We have been learning how to position the protractor in the correct place and read the correct scale. We have enjoyed being very practical and hands...