Our aim of teaching mathematics at our school are to ensure that all pupils:
become confident mathematicians
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
are encouraged to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
are taught to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
At St Thomas’, we use Power Maths resources throughout the school from Reception to Year 6. Power Maths uses a Maths Mastery approach and creates consistency ensuring each child builds secure foundations before building their mathematical understanding as they progress through the school.
The Power Maths characters grow as they move through each Key Stage, sharing a range of growth-mindset characteristics that our children identify with as they continue their own Maths adventure.
Children are all given a TT Rockstars username and password!
Using Times Tables Rockstars is a fun and effective way for your child to improve their speed and accuracy of recalling times table facts.
They can choose one of the following games:
Garage - Best for getting quicker at a few facts.
Studio - The questions in the Studio can be anything from 1×1 up to 12×12. This is where they can improve their Rock Status!
Rock Arena - They can compete against other members of their band (Maths class).
Rock Festival - They can compete against other TT Rockstars from across the world!