What makes a good Mathematics pupil at Holy Cross?
A passion for maths and someone who is willing to try new things and strategies without the fear of making a mistake, an ability to discuss their ideas and be experimental with practical resources to support their learning.
Mathematics at Holy Cross
A high-quality mathematics education 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.
At Holy Cross, we aim to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics; develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately; reason mathematically; use mathematical language; solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems; and show perseverance in seeking solutions.
Maths is valued and taught daily.
Lessons include application to secure understanding and purposeful maths.
A Calculation Policy for all 4 operations is followed from Year 1-6 and directly links to the National Curriculum expectations.
Follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National Curriculum objectives.High quality teaching that meets individuals needs.
Personalised Maths lessons and appropriately pitched learning.
Maths displays support methods, unit of work and vocabulary.
Vocabulary is including with Maths lessons, modelled by staff and shared with children.
Succinct assessment through the use of pre-learning tasks, NFERs.
Children enjoy maths lessons and love to problem solve.
Children talk confidently about mathematics using accurate vocabulary.
Children confidently apply their mathematical knowledge to problem solving and other areas of the curriculum.
Children have strong mental maths skills and rapid recall of timetables.
Children have a secure knowledge how to use formal written methods.
Outcomes at the end of each Key Stage is above National and progress is strong.
Pupils are prepared for the next stage of their learning and life in Modern Britain.