St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, 1 India Way, London, W12 7QT

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2015 Copyright St John XXIII Primary School  |  Website design by Kittle Visual Marketing

Maths

 

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

At St John XXIII we aim to ensure that pupils:

 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

 

Pupils learn through a strong practical approach in the early stages that helps to underpin their understanding of more abstract concepts, through regular exploration and practice of number facts and weekly opportunities to explore what they have learnt through mathematical investigations.