At St Jude’s, we aim to develop confident mathematicians who can apply their learning to novel situations.
Within each year group, children will learn within and across the following domains:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
Through cultivating growth mindsets, pupils realise that there is no such thing as a maths person and that everyone can achieve more than they think. Pupils are encouraged to believe in themselves and are frequently reminded that mistakes and challenges are the best times for their brain.
Most progress is made when pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of maths and have a sound grasp of basic maths facts that underpin their thinking. The whole-school maths challenge helps support this with each year group having 5 home learning facts to practise during a term. These may include: counting, learning times tables, converting units of measure or halving and doubling. Ten minutes a day practising these facts will make a real difference.