Welcome to the Maths page!
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:
- To promote enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion;
- To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;
- To develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
- To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
- To explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
- To apply mathematical skills and knowledge to a range of situations;
- To help children understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
TT Rock Stars!
This year, we re-launched TT Rock Stars (Times Table Rock Stars). Children can create their own avatar and battle against each other and other schools to help them improve their times table knowledge and the corresponding division facts. It is important, that by the end of Year 4, children can recall all of their times table facts confidently. TT Rock Stars is a great way for children to become confident and fluent in this skill.
SMSJ Maths Mornings
Last year, we had lots of parents joining us for our termly Maths Mornings. We will be arranging more of these for the coming year and hope to see lots of you there. More information to follow.
Here are a few links to websites with useful mathematical support.