Mathematical Understanding


Why is Maths Vital?
 Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum.  It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners.

Children delight in using mathematics to solve a problem, especially when it leads to an unexpected discovery or new connections.  As their confidence grows, they look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems.

Mathematics offers children a powerful way of communicating.  They learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language.  They start to discover how mathematics has developed over time and contributes to our economy, society and culture.  Studying mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.


 Maths at St Peter's

St Peter's staff care passionately about maths and we are excited about our adoption of a 'teaching for mastery' approach which is proven to have a hugely positive impact upon children's learning. Further details can be found below. To support our curriculum, we have invested in textbooks from 'Maths No Problem' who have also produced some excellent videos. If you have any questions, please see your child's teacher or one of the maths team: Miss White (Y2), Miss Napier (Y4) and Miss Boden (Y6).




The national curriculum for maths for each year group can be found on year group pages.

Teaching for mastery at St Peter's

Mastery Parents' Workshop 2017

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