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Mathematics

At Holy Family School, we aim to foster an enthusiasm for mathematics in all our children and help them to develop their mathematical abilities to the full.

 

The overarching aims for Maths in the national curriculum is:
 

  • to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils gain the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
  • to reason mathematically by following lines of enquiry and using mathematical language to explain results;
  • to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems, including real life situations and in cross-curricular opportunities.

 

At Holy Family, this begins in Early Years Foundation Stage, with the development of a high quality programme planned within Mathematics.

 

Our Aims:

We aim for each child to:

  • have a positive attitude towards mathematics and enjoy learning through practical activity, investigations, exploration and discussion;

  • be able to work systematically, co-operatively and with perseverance;

  • be able to think logically and independently;

  • achieve their full potential and achieve a level of mastery regardless of age, race, gender or ability;

  • develop confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;

  • develop the ability to solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts;

  • develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information  is gathered and presented;

  • explore features of shape, space and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;

  • understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

 

For parents to:

  • be actively involved in their children’s mathematical learning both in school and at home;

  • understand and support the school’s homework policy with regard to mathematics.

Calculation Policy - White Rose - Concrete_Pictorial_Abstract

Calculation Policy Guidance - Year Group expectations

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