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Maths at St Catherine's

At St. Catherine’s, we believe that maths is, “critical to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.”  (National Curriculum, 2014)

So, we aim to offer our pupils rich and exciting learning opportunities in maths that will nurture them in achieving and developing their understanding, and inspire them to do their best. We want our children to leave us as confident mathematicians, equipped with the knowledge and skills that they need to help them thrive in the real world and empowered and ready for their future studies.

We believe that maths should be interesting and fun, with lots of hands on experiences that show how maths is relevant to the outside world. We teach a mastery curriculum based on the five big ideas for mastery – coherence, representation and structure, mathematical thinking, fluency and variation - and use Can Do Maths to implement this. This means that the maths curriculum is broken down into small, achievable steps to ensure concepts are truly ‘mastered’ and children are ‘ready to progress’.

Through the use of concrete, visual and abstract methods we aim to make maths achievable and accessible to everyone. We develop positive attitudes to maths through language, experiences and enthusiastic teaching. We have high expectations of presentation, learning and outcomes for all of our children.

St. Catherine’s offers a rich mathematics curriculum that inspires and nurtures and which enables children to recognise the power in maths and build the foundations which they need moving forwards and moving into their adult lives.



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