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Mathematics

We believe in promoting confidence in Maths, ensuring all pupils’ learning is extended within his/her capabilities.
 
We aim:
  • To encourage the effective use of mathematics as a tool in a wide range of activities within school or adult life.
  • To provide opportunities to work independently or co-operatively as appropriate.
  • To develop mental agility through understanding of mathematical thoughts and skills and estimation abilities across the curriculum.
  • To promote a challenge and a sense of achievement for all pupils of all abilities.
  • To impart the relevance of Maths by relating it to real life contexts.
  • To encourage discussion and language development in Maths.
Maths is taught through practical work, problem solving, investigations, and use of computers, calculators, technology, consolidation, games and cross-curricular links. Parents are encouraged to play games and use practical Maths at home e.g. counting the cost of shopping.
 
More details on the 2014 Mathematics National Curriculum can be found here:

As you will already be aware, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Primary and Nursery School has recently launched Times Table Rock Stars. Last week, we had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of amazing Rock Stars walking through our school.

When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important –bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week. And this is where you come in. For your child to be fully motivated and for them to get the best out of the practice, they need your help. Without your praise and your reminders, without you sitting down next to them or checking their work, practising times tables will not feel important to your child and the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.

Please encourage your child to play the game at home regularly over the next few weeks to develop a regular habit that will assist their mathematics, just as daily reading helps propel their reading and writing.

Times Tables Rock Stars can be easily accessed with internet browsers or alternatively with phones and tablets using the Times Table Rock Star app. For internet browsers, visit https://ttrockstars.com/ for apps, visit the App/Play Store.

For a quick insight of Times Table Rock Stars, watch the quick video below.

 Click the below link to go straight to the website.

T. 01628 661886 E. post@olopprimary.co.uk