“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe”
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 lesson and a 'Rapid Recall' session to support the children in their mathematical fluency. Maths lessons incorporate 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. They build on the children's prior learning in maths and create foundations for what will come next in their learning. 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 calculations are taught throughout the school and the key language the children are expected to use at each stage of their learning. 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. The next parent workshops will be w/c 13th January 2020 - please see the newsletter for details.
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!
Why not try out some other fun maths games online with your child?