'I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.'
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At St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School we want every child to be happy and confident learners of Maths. We want them to have a growth mind set and believe they can do anything and for them to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their individual potential. We firmly believe that high quality, creative and inspiring teaching in Maths and carefully monitored progress will achieve the best outcome for every child.
The nature of mathematics and using number in real life contexts enables all the children at St Hugh’s to develop the cultural capital they need to succeed and prosper economically in later life. The cultural experiences and knowledge the children gain through the mathematics curriculum will enable the children to play a full and active part in society in later life. Practical, transferable life skills such as telling the time, weighing and measuring, calculating with money will stay with children throughout their lives and prepare them for their place in society. The many and varied opportunities the children have been given through all their cross-curricular work enables them to have a rich experience of maths and its importance in our daily lives. Participation in ‘Maths Week England’, involvement in competitions and learning about famous mathematicians enriches the subject and ensures children are introduced to the best that has been thought and said and helps to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The mathematics curriculum promotes the British values of tolerance and resilience on a daily basis through problem solving and understanding of complex concepts, encouraging students to persevere and try different methods to arrive at a correct solution. Teamwork through peer assessment and group work underpins the schemes of learning in the maths faculty. Students work together in all areas of the maths curriculum to support each other and build mutual respect for one another. Students are allowed to make mistakes and learn from them in all maths lessons. This fosters confidence and builds self-esteem, it encourages students to take risks and become lifelong learners whilst using their mathematical skills in all aspects of life.