Teachers use every relevant curriculum subject to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the national curriculum. Teachers develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.
At Our Lady of Lourdes, pupils are taught to apply arithmetic fluently to problems, understand and use measures, make estimates and sense check their work. Pupils are provided with opportunities to apply their geometric and algebraic understanding, and relate their understanding of probability to the notions of risk and uncertainty. They are also taught to apply their mathematics to both routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down more complex problems into a series of simpler steps.
To support home learning, children and teachers have access to Mathletics.