At St Antony’s Primary School, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools, and develops an ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives. We believe that maths should be purposeful, and children are made aware of its importance in real-life contexts.
Our approach to teaching and learning mathematics
At St. Antony’s we use White Rose materials to plan and deliver high quality mathematics lessons to our children. We are dedicated to enabling our children to achieve academic mastery in mathematics and we do so using a Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract approach to learning mathematics.
This enables our children to build solid foundations in their understanding of mathematics, which is vital to master the subject.
Our calculation policy shows in detail how we use this sequence to develop the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Calculation Policy guidance
Maths at St. Antony's
Examples of the resources we use in school to support learning
Primary Maths Challenge
The Primary Mathematics Challenge is a fun and exciting mathematical Challenge aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6 .
The PMC is designed to make pupils think outside the box. The questions asked are not necessarily subjects that have been covered in the curriculum, but the questions can create a great starting point and lead to discussions later in the year. The questions are not heavily reliant on formal mathematical knowledge but can be solved by logical reasoning.
This year the test was taken by all our Year 5 pupils. Huge congratulations to all the children who took part! Each and every one embraced the challenge despite it being tough. It was great to see a such a buzz of excitement created by Mathematics!
Why not have a look to see how you would have got on with the challenges…
Primary Maths Challenge Past Papers
Maths at Home
Below are some useful websites and information leaflets to help your child with maths at home.
White Rose Maths 'Maths with Michael.'
White Rose Maths (WRM) have teamed up with TV presenter, teacher and parent Michael Underwood to bring you a mini-series called Maths with Michael. As many parents feel like maths has changed and can sometimes find it difficult to keep up to date with modern teaching methods in maths, these videos are a useful introduction into our teaching methods as we follow the WRM scheme here at St Antony's. Episodes will give you an introduction to place value, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and algebra.
Please follow the link below:
White Rose Maths Parent Guides
National Numeracy Day
We are delighted to be celebrating National Numeracy Day. It's all about helping children and adults feel confident about numbers at home, work and school. And it’s more important than ever this year as the nation recovers from Covid. Helping us to celebrate this day, there will be a host of free online events, videos and resources including inspirational stories and practical advice from real-life learners and celebrities.
There is a wealth of information on the website, to access all of these wonderful resources, please follow the link below.
It is well worth a look!
Let’s get number confident on National Numeracy Day on Wednesday 19th May.