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In mathematics, we pride ourselves on the development of the fast recall of times tables and number bond facts. It is out aim to instil enthusiasm for maths and develop independence through the pedagogy at St. Gabriel’s. We feel it is imperative that children links are made across the different areas of mathematics and children are encouraged to build upon the rich, well sequenced curriculum we share. We think critically about our approaches to scenarios and real life problems, as well as laying the foundations for transferable skills in a wide range of subjects. We aim to prepare children for a life in which mathematics plays a vital and significant role.
Maths learning at St Gabriel’s strives to create a learning environment in which children can confidently learn and achieve working independently and with their peers. The maths curriculum we follow aims to provide children with the opportunity to develop a curiosity for maths, develop enjoyment and passion for the subject, allow them to understand the world around them and reason mathematically.
Using effective planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment and knowledge of our children, we aim to develop and extend pupils' knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts by providing them with a range of learning activities and real life everyday situations.
Computers, ipads, calculators and practical resources (such as numicon, number lines and number squares) are used to support the learning process.
Pupils' progress is closely monitored and work is targeted towards the individual's needs and ability.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
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
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
can 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
Children at St. Gabriel's will be given weekly homework, with the aim at raising their number bond and times tables recall. In the current climate, we ask that you do not return the homework to school, but take a photograph using an electronic device and send in the evidence via the Seesaw app. Additionally, the children have been given a range of CGP books for homework (and to work from if there is another regional or nation-wide lockdown). Teachers will communicate with children and staff.
Times tables and number bonds
Children at St. Gabriel's are expected to learn number facts, as part of the national curriculum, as well as supporting them in other areas of Mathematics. Please help your child by checking their understanding and recall of the following areas
Year 1 - number bonds up to and including to 10, as well as to 20
Year 2 - number bonds up to and including 20, as well as their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Year 3 - fast recall of their 3, 4 and 8 times tables
Year 4 - fast recall of all their times tables
Years 5 and 6 - Children should build upon their knowledge of these number facts to support work within other concepts, such as fractions, decimals, percentages, measurements and geometry.