I am a mathematician. I explore and play with numbers, shapes and different units of measure. I am curious to find solutions, to solve problems and think critically. I approach difficult concepts logically and prove my ideas creatively, using words, pictures and jottings. I am fluent in the language of number and use this fluency to help me solve mysteries. I understand the power and beauty of mathematics and use concrete resources, pictures and equations to make links across the curriculum and help me understand our world.
At St Petroc’s, our aim is for every child to develop a deep understanding of Maths, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school. Following a mastery approach, we strive to build a love for the subject and a desire to constantly improve on the skills we learn along the way. We encourage the use of practical resources to support understanding and we develop the ability to apply our maths knowledge across any subject.
All classes follow a mastery approach and ensure that children are given the opportunity to apply skills learnt in reasoning and problem solving activities. Wherever possible we provide practical activities that enable the children to practice theses skills. In addition, we aim to make learning meaningful and fun by linking these maths skills to other areas of the curriculum and to real-life situations.
99 Club Challenge!
Across the school, we use an initiative called the 99 Club which helps our children with their mathematical fluency. 99 Club has been developed to help raise standards in Mathematics by encouraging pupils to improve their mental maths skills, fluency in number and therefore increase the speed and confidence they tackle mental maths problems in Maths sessions, across the curriculum and in day to day life.
At the heart of
is the belief that all children can achieve.
It’s built on an exciting growth mindset and