St. John's Catholic Primary School

Oldfield Lane, Bath, Avon, BA2 3NR

01225 303990

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“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe”

-Galileo Galilei

Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways. 

Each class in the school has a daily maths session which involves a ‘maths talk’, whole-class teaching, group activities and individual learning. These sessions are planned carefully by teachers in order to ensure that all children are included and that lessons are varied, fun and challenging. We use manipulatives (objects which are designed so that a learner can perceive some mathematical concept by manipulating them) right through the school to enable children to explore mathematical ideas.

Our Calculation Policy shows you how maths is taught through our school.  It also shows the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Click here to download your copy. We host regular parent workshops to help children understand how we teach maths, but if you have any questions please do ask your class teacher.  

 All children have a login for Times Table Rock Stars. This is a fun interactive website and app that helps to reinforce the children's rapid recall of their multiplication facts, a key building block in mathematical knowledge. We host regular 'rock battles' between classes, award certificates for rock status and have our own St. John’s Times Table Rock Star Band!