During the seven years at St. Francis, our mathematics curriculum will inspire every child to achieve and enable them to see themselves as a mathematician.
How do we aim to achieve this?
During their time at St. Francis, children will…
- Learn to use and understand the correct mathematical terminology to describe
their learning, e.g., multiples, factors, prime numbers.
- Be encouraged to discuss and share their mathematical thinking with one
another and their teachers.
- Be taught a wide variety of mathematical concepts across the areas: number, geometry, measurement,
statistics, algebra and ratio & proportion – and understand how concepts across and permeate each area.
- Learn to enjoy the challenge of mathematical puzzles and problems.
- Learn to reason mathematically, working both on their own and collaboratively with other to do so.
- Develop a positive, resilient attitude towards mathematics, appreciating that mathematics is a skill which
everyone needs and wish is accessible to all.
Another thing we do to achieve our aim for all children to see themselves as a mathematician, is through providing a range of resources to support their learning of core mathematical skills and concepts, e.g., apps and
subscriptions. Some of these can be used at home, please see below a list of online resources which are available
to use at home to enable children to continue to be supported in Maths:
1-minute Maths App
Designed for use both in class and at home, this 1-minute maths app helps children build greater number confidence and fluency. It’s all about targeted practice in engaging, one-minute chunks!
Specifically for children in Reception - Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks!