At Cathedral, we aim to develop in children a love of number and the aspiration to solve problems. Speaking and listening is a big part of our mathematical learning environment, and we aim to give children the confidence to talk about how and why they have used certain strategies. We have a strong emphasis on mental calculation where children are given the time and support to reach solutions with speed and accuracy.
As Mathematics is such an important life skill, we are embracing the new curriculum in a way that equips our children with the skills necessary for life outside the classroom. We use real life situations in order to develop their problem solving capabilities, and we support our teachers to bring creative and progressive lessons into the classroom.
In order to further promote enjoyment, and to support progress and overall attainment, the children will often use ICT in lessons with every class having access to I-Pads. The school also subscribes to Mathletics, a hugely popular home learning tool that encourages our pupils to continue to develop their mathematical skills outside of school.
Some children can feel afraid of maths and can become demotivated from quite a young age. However, here at Cathedral, we strive to put the magic into learning so that pupils develop mathematical fluency, reasoning and a love of number!
Mrs Beckett - Head of Maths
Mathematics Specialist Teacher - Sheffield Hallam University