St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

 MATHS - The St.Peter's Way!

At St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, we strive to teach our children a rich and progressive curriculum. We believe that mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us, this then enables us to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. We encourage the children to develop these key and fundamental skills through their growing knowledge and understanding by applying a CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach in everything we do. We want children to learn to appreciate the development of mathematics in our ever growing society.

 

National Curriculum

 The National Curriculum for primary mathematics has three aims:

 

  •  Conceptual Understanding

In developing children's skills through enhancing their factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge, we allow them to deepen their mathematical understanding and be able to apply what they know to help them to solve problems.

 

  • Mathematical Reasoning

The progression and development of mental calculations and efficiency in strategies will provide children with the skills which will allow them to communicate and present their findings effectively, using appropriate mathematical language.

 

  • Problem-Solving

Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and it is with this in mind that we endeavour to ensure that children develop self-confidence in their ability to approach a range of mathematical problems here at St. Peter’s.

 

By providing opportunities to apply their mathematical skills in different contexts and across a range of subject areas, children will be able to work systematically to organise information, find patterns and ultimately solutions through independent and collaborative learning.