We are mathematicians
We are mathematicians. We are curious about the world around us and understand the importance of mathematics in contributing to our global community.
St Georges uses the elements of fluency, reasoning and problem solving to equip learners with a broad range of mathematical skills, providing a basis for their next steps into secondary school and the wider world.
Fluency: St Georges’ curriculum is founded in providing a solid foundation for our mathematicians to explore the subject further. We understand that this foundation comes from confidence in using number, and that this confidence comes from practise. We ensure that pupils can perform arithmetic operations, understand mathematical symbols, and recall key facts. Regular fluency practise supports our mathematicians to develop both their speed and calculation strategies.
Reasoning: We aim to develop students’ ability to think critically – a key skill within mathematics and beyond. We promote discussion and support pupils’ ability to find patterns and links between concepts. We encourage our mathematicians to explain their thought processes and justify their solutions using mathematical reasoning.
Problem solving: We understand that perseverance and resilience are not just key in maths, and understand our problem-solving skills can be applied to different contexts. We give our mathematicians opportunities and challenges that require creativity and application of principles they have learnt. Students will learn to approach problems systematically, break them down, and explore multiple strategies for solutions.
‘Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education, therefore, provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
We are currently reviewing and updating the calculation policy at St Georges Church School.
Watch this space!