Mathematics excitement looks exactly the same for the struggling 11-year olds as it does for the high-flying students in top universities - it combines curiosity, connection making, challenge and creativity, and usually involves collaboration. These for me are the 5 C's of mathematics engagement.
Dr Jo Boaler
Maths Intent Statement
At St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, we have designed our maths curriculum to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. All lessons are taught with the express purpose of developing the whole child, ensuring that they become confident and resilient learners when faced with challenging concepts and problems. Mathematics is about the processes, not solely the answers obtained, therefore teaching the significance of logic, reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking skills are of the utmost importance. By providing opportunities for children to see that maths is a universal language that is used across many disciplines, we aim for students to become more confident in applying their knowledge across the curriculum and working collaboratively to find solutions. Mathematics is all around us and we want our children to confidently apply what they have learnt in real-life situations, be comfortable enough to make mistakes and then challenge themselves to find the correct process that will have a successful outcome.
Monday 19 July 2021 London Maths Week June 28th to July 2 was London Maths week. We kicked off the week by to coming school dressed as either robots or rock stars and competed against other schools in London on Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots. Throughout the week, the children explored some areas of maths that made them rethink the importance of maths in everyday activities. Some activities were also sent home via our home learning platform so families could take part in these activities as well. Children were extremely engaged in all aspects of maths and they thoroughly enjoyed the event.