‘…for which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?’
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At St. Catherine’s, our intent for Mathematics is to teach a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum using Maths to reason, problem solve and develop fluent conceptual understanding in each area. Our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them relating the pattern between mathematics and everyday life. Children will develop skills in being articulate and will be able to verbally, pictorially and in written form reason well. As a school we use Herts for Learning, Maths Essentials planning to aid our teaching and to follow the concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach.
“I love maths because my teacher always makes it fun and interesting; we get to do practical lessons first and then focus on the written process – this makes me feel like I can always strive to learn more.”
Temisola, Year 5
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