Mathematics is a highly valued core subject within St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy. Our aim is to ensure that the three core areas of the National Curriculum (fluency, problem solving and reasoning) are covered in all Mathematics lessons across the academy with a spirit of enthusiasm created for each.
We offer the children the opportunity to have varied and frequent practice of their maths skills and support them in their fluency by encouraging them to recall and apply learnt knowledge rapidly and accurately. We incorporate reasoning and problem solving into all of our Mathematics lessons and encourage children to ‘talk maths’ confidently as part of this. We want the children to be able to problem solve with resilience and make cross-curricular mathematical links to strengthen their understanding. Within our Academy, we aim to create ‘every day mathematicians’ who know the purpose of their learning, apply mathematical skills to everyday life and succeed in the next stage of their education.
We value a maths curriculum that is creative and engaging but also appropriately challenging to help our children strive for excellence. Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between different representations of mathematical ideas. We build on this philosophy with our White Rose Maths scheme which all classes follow consistently.