'Maths gives us hope that every problem has a solution.'
Our aim is to provide a high-quality maths education that enthuses and empowers children to see the value of maths and its importance in the wider world; a way of thinking and finding solutions to problems we encounter every day.
We want children to be confident and proficient mathematicians and teach them to be able to fluently recall key mathematical facts, efficiently complete procedures, and understand mathematical concepts to apply them in a variety of contexts. We believe it is important for children to not only be able to find the answers to problems, but to be able to explain the reasoning behind their understanding using accurate mathematical vocabulary.
Overall, it is our aim to promote a real love of maths and help children understand the importance of it in our everyday lives, which they will continue to build on in secondary school and into their future careers.
Our maths curriculum is ambitious, and this starts right from EYFS. Using the content from Development Matters, National Curriculum, as well as aligning with White Rose Maths. We have carefully sequenced our maths curriculum, so that children learn in sequenced ‘blocks’ which then have ‘small steps’ that carefully build on children’s prior learning at each step. The curriculum also ensures that skills that have been learnt are then used in different contexts, ensuring that children’s understanding is strengthened.
The aim of mathematics at St. Joseph's, is to build confidence and fluency in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills and support students in using and applying mathematical knowledge across the curriculum and in real life contexts. We seek to foster an enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics and promote curiosity and fascination in seeking solutions to problems.
By securing the fundamentals of mathematics and developing fluency, children are then able to reason and problem solve, applying skills to a variety of routine and non-routine problems. Logical thinking and working systematically are also key elements of our mathematics curriculum, fostering initiative and an ability to work both independently and in co-operation with others.
We make use of additional resources to support our children’s learning including TTrockstars, Numbots and Math Shed which provide different opportunities for pupils to apply their knowledge