Here at St Michael with St John C of E Primary School, we believe mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. All children engage in daily mathematics lessons, which include mental and written maths activities. We plan thoroughly for a variety of activities which extend children’s skills and understanding of number, place value, geometry, statistics and investigative work. Children become confident in using mathematics in a broad variety of real life situations and in using a range of strategies to solve problems. There are many resources in school to support our teaching of mathematics. ICT and Mathletics are also used as effective tools to further enhance children’s learning.
At St Michael with St John C of E Primary School, our objectives in the teaching of mathematics are:
We are following the programmes of study for mathematics from the National Curriculum. The link below will provide more information. Detailed schemes of work may be viewed in school on request.
The mathematics progression document below is organised into different mathematical areas. It is further arranged into columns for each year group.
This is followed by the Medium Term Plans for each year group. These specify the objectives taught per week throughout the year. Find out what children are learning about by clicking on the individual document links below.
The SMSJ Times Table Challenge
This year, we launched The SMSJ Times Table Challenge. The Challenge involves children learning a range of multiplication and corresponding division facts which they are then tested on. There are 18 Challenges in total and children are awarded a certificate each time they complete a Challenge. We hope the Challenge will support children at SMSJ in learning and recalling multiplication facts with confidence.
SMSJ Maths Morning
In March 2016, we had our first SMSJ Maths Morning. Parents joined their children in classrooms and then took part in a practical workshop. They had the opportunity to learn more about mathematical reasoning and problem solving through looking at various problems. Some of the mathematical resources we use to support the teaching and learning of mathematics at our school were also available to explore. Thank you to all who attended – we hope to hold another SMSJ Maths Morning soon!
Here are a few links to websites with useful mathematical support.