Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind, here at St Gilbert’s R.C Primary we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Here at St Gilbert’s R.C, we believe in a philosophy that all children can achieve in Mathematics. It is not the case that some pupils can do Mathematics and others cannot.
By making high expectations clear and emphasising the value of Mathematics education, pupils are encouraged to build confidence and resilience. Abilities are neither fixed nor innate, but can be developed through practice, support, dedication and hard work. Natural talent is just a starting point and does not determine who has more or less potential to achieve.
We are committed to ensuring that all pupils are given the opportunity to achieve mastery in the key concepts of Mathematics through building fluency and providing opportunities for pupils to reason and problem solve. Pupils are taken on a conceptual journey which ultimately develops their ability to think in abstract ways.
Our Mathematics teaching introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners.
We strive to ensure that the Mathematics taught at our school, stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips our children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
Our school follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics. This is a document which details what pupils must learn in each respective year group. Teachers also use mastery based schemes of learning, along with a number of other resources to help them guide their teaching. However, the teaching that ultimately takes place in classes, is always tailored to individual class/child needs.