Mathematics

Maths hubs

At St. Luke's Catholic Primary School pupils study mathematics in order to enable them to think mathematically in a real-life context. Pupils are taught mathmetical skills enabling them to reason, solve problems and assess risk in a range of contexts. 

We follow a rigorous teaching sequence provided by the 'Maths Hub' where mathematical concepts are taught in three stages. You can find a copy of the yearly overview for each class in the file list below. The stages for each objective are broken down into the following:

Fluency

As part of an introduction to a new area of learning, children will spend one or two days learning to be fluent with a taught concept. For example, if they are learning how to use the column method, they spend the fluency stage understanding how this method works and applying this understanding to simple addition sums. 

Reasoning

Once children can confidently reason, they then move onto the next stage of our teaching sequence where children then have to reason and explain their answers. This provides children with an opportunity to reason and show how they answered a question.

Problem Solving

Finally, once children are fluent with a concept and they can confidently reason, they then move onto problem solving and applying this learning to a range of scenarios and contexts in order to embed the learning.

Children who are not secure with a stage (for example fluency) will continue developing their skills in this area until they are ready to move onto the next stage. 

Useful Websites

Please visit these two websites to help support your child's learning at home. If you have any difficulty accessing either website or have mislaid your password then please contact your child's teacher.

 

My Maths

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 Times Table Rockstars

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Useful Downloads

In the 'Files to Download' section below, you will find some useful documents to download. These will help you to support your child's learning at home. 

The KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work in St Luke's. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.

 

 

 

Files to Download

St. Luke's Catholic Primary School, The Willows, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QP

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