‘Children must hold maths in their hands before they hold it in their head’. 

At St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary, we follow the National Curriculum, in ensuring all pupils become:

  • Fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics 
  • Able to reason mathematically 
  • Able to solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge 

We offer to support and challenge children appropriately, so that they fulfil all curriculum requirements by the time that they have finished their primary education. We understand the value of early mathematics’ understanding and ensure our children are equipped with the basics in maths and a deep understanding of core facts to develop automatic recall of key mathematics components.  

We want all children to be prepared for the next step in their academic journey, as well as instilling a love of mathematics within all pupils. We recognise that positive attitudes towards mathematics goes hand in hand with success in the subject.  

We aim to equip children with all of the essential life skills by the time they leave us, including telling the time, paying for items with money, designing and measuring objects and many more. We ensure that the love of maths that we foster within children equips them for a range of jobs they may want to one day start, all of which would require some level of mathematics to be successful in. We understand the complexities of mathematics in secondary school and try to equip our pupils appropriately for this next stage in their education.  

We ensure that our diverse mix of children are submerged into a vocabulary rich curriculum and that all mathematical terms and words are understood and applied. 

Finally, we want children to love maths and to look forward to their lessons and see the wider world benefit of the subject.

Curriculum - Maths

‘I enjoy singing number songs with the children. Such a fun way to learning all about numbers’ – EYFS Staff 

‘My favourite thing about teaching Maths is seeing a child experience their own lightbulb moment’ – St Bart's Staff 

‘I love using the White Rose Scheme. It provides a range of ideas, support and inspiration to apply in every lesson’ – St Bart's Staff

‘Using manipulatives makes our Maths lessons fun, engaging and accessible for all abilities’ – St Bart's Staff 

‘My class love learning Maths. We particularly love singing counting songs, it’s a great way to learn our timetables’ – KS1 Staff 

‘I love learning all about numbers’ – KS1 Pupil 

‘Our Maths at St Barts is fun!’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘I enjoy Maths because I like learning about useful things like time. I can then use that everyday’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘I love Maths because I get to learn something new everyday!’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘Knowing my timetables and some division facts allows me to work out other mathematical questions’ – KS2 Pupil 

‘Once I have finished my Maths work, I love to get a Math Challenge and test my own thinking’ – KS2 Pupil 

Curriculum - Maths - Useful Links

Number Blocks

Times Table Rockstars

Top Marks Games

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths - Maths with Michael

 

Curriculum - Maths - Number Day 2022

The whole school enjoyed taking part in Number Day 2022.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Nursery

In Nursery we use a wide range of resources to help the children learn about maths.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Large Numicon

We love being about to take our Maths learning outside in reception. We enjoy using our large Numicon to order numbers and add them together. We also enjoy using many different resources to practice our counting skills.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Capacity, Weight and Measure

In reception we have been exploring capacity, weight and measure. We measured out ingredients to make our own play dough. We mixed the ingredients together and we made a soft pink play dough. It was so much fun! We then set each other challenges to make different shapes with the play dough. The children chose to each take a small piece home to play with.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Numbers

Reception have been exploring numbers 1,2,3. We have counted them, compared them and represented them. In this loose parts area we enjoyed using the different resources to represent numbers to 3 and also to match their numerals.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Partitioning 2 Digit Numbers

In class this week we have looked at different ways to partition 2 digit numbers. We could partition a 2 digit number at least 4 ways. We enjoyed working with the base ten. 

 

Curriculum - Maths - 3D Shapes

In year two we spent the week looking at 3D shapes. We then tested our knowledge of edges, faces and vertices by making 3D shapes using sticks and marshmallows. We had a great time. 

 

Curriculum - Maths - Part Whole Model

KS1 have been using a part whole model in maths to split numbers into parts.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Division

Year 3 and year 4 have been working hard, using practical resources to help with their division skills. We all had a fantastic time working on different ways to group and learned why it is better to group in certain ways than others.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Equations

Year 6 have been using multi-link and base 10 to help them solve algebraic equations.

 

Curriculum - Maths - Times Table Rock Star Winners

Congratulations to class 18 who won the times table rock star competition!

A special mention to two children who won the most individual points as well!