WE ARE MATHEMATICIANS
“Teach us to number our days that we may gain heart of wisdom.”
At St John Rigby Catholic Primary school, we foster positive can do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems. At our school, the majority of children will be taught the content from their year group only. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding through additional practice, before moving on. Children will spend time becoming true masters of content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways.