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Maths

Mathematical Intent

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, mathematical understanding is viewed as an essential life skill. The provision of a high-quality ambitious Mathematics education is therefore of fundamental importance to the children within our charge. We “Aim high” with our curriculum so that become competentskilled and effective Mathematicians; and the belief that we can inspire an enthusiasm for learning, an appreciation of the relevance of, and a love for Maths.

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile structures learning in our Reception class with a high focus on number and subitizing. In Key Stages 1 and 2, we follow the National Curriculum, with comprehensive coverage of all its strands – Number, Measurement, Geometry, Statistics and Algebra. We endeavour that all pupils become fluent in calculation techniques, reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their knowledge and understanding.

 

Our school calculation policy ensures a consistent and cohesive approach across the key stages. Models, images and practical resources are used throughout the school to support children’s understanding. We explicitly teach number facts and children are supported to learn their times tables. One way in which we encourage children at St Josephs to develop their fluency in multiplication is with our times table online learning platform Times tables Rockstars, with which we run competitions and compare ourselves to other local schools.

 

At St Joseph’s, it is essential that children see the relevance of Mathematics and are able to establish meaningful links to real-life situations. Reasoning challenges, with problems in context, are delivered throughout the week. We encourage engagement and enjoyment, developing our children as independent learners, by allowing them to select and progress through a series of increasingly robust challenges in fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Strategic planning is structured to revisit subject knowledge to promote retention of key skills is planned for at the end of each year to ensure that children are ready to progress to the next year group.  

 

By these means, with a steadfast commitment to the provision of a high-quality ambitious Mathematics education, we resolve to reach our ultimate goal – that all of our children will become competent and effective Mathematicians and develop a lifelong love of this vital subject.

Long Term Plan

Our Mission and Values

“Through the love of Jesus we can navigate life’s journey”“Living out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork”

Belonging

Caring

Enjoying

Respect

Teamwork

We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

Read Our Mission and Values

Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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