Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At St Barnabas and St Paul’s we aim to provide maths lessons which engage and enthuse our pupils. We want them to become confident in their use and understanding of maths and have fun learning along the way.
We aim to develop the children’s understanding of number through a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach which allows all of our children to become fluent in number, reason mathematically and ultimately have the ability and confidence to solve problems.
The children are challenged as soon as they enter their classrooms at 8:35am with a series of maths questions. Teachers also deliver a maths lesson each day supported by the White Rose Maths schemes of learning which enables the children to build skills along their mathematical journey through school from EYFS to Year 6. In order to ensure that our pupils can see the importance of maths in our everyday lives and its links to the wider world, we link maths to other areas of the curriculum.
Our school is proud of the teaching and learning of maths and the progress our pupils make. We regularly invite parents into school to participate or simply observe maths lessons taking place. Please take a look at the school website diary to find the available dates for the lessons you can attend this year.