Maths

The school follows the National Curriculum and each day all classes have a structured maths lesson.

More Information for Maths:

The mathematics teaching at St James’ Junior School is aimed at enabling each pupil to develop within their capabilities; not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination for  maths itself.

We aim to increase pupils’ confidence in maths so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths with assurance.

We are continually aiming to raise the standards of achievement of the pupils in St James’ Junior School.

Cross-Curricular Links

Mathematics is taught mainly as a separate subject but every effort is made to link maths with other areas of the curriculum. We try to identify the mathematical possibilities across the curriculum at the planning stage. We also draw children’s attention to the links between maths and other curricular work so children see that maths is not an isolated subject.

Teaching Methods and Approaches

The teaching of maths at St James’ provides opportunities for:

  • Group work
  • Paired work
  • Whole class teaching
  • Individual work

Pupils engage in:

  • The development of mental strategies
  • Written methods
  • Practical work
  • Investigational work
  • Problem-solving
  • Mathematical discussions
  • Consolidation of basic skills and routines

Children are encouraged to take part in their skill development through the regular practising of times tables and other fundamental knowledge at home to support mathematical understanding further.