'Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.'
— William Paul Thurston, American mathematician
At St. Anne's, we believe that mathematics is the foundation of science and technology, and helps us to make sense of the world around us. We want to help children understand and appreciate the pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives, in and out of school, and to have a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Through developing our pupils’ ability to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, and to reason and problem solve confidently, we are preparing them to contribute positively to society and the world of work. A deep mathematical understanding is at the core of our curriculum and is achieved through the use of concrete manipulatives and/or images. Alongside this, emphasis in lessons is placed on questioning and discussion to enable our children to represent their learning in different ways, communicate their solutions using mathematical language and independently apply the concept to new learning. We aim for our St. Anne’s pupils to be well-equipped mathematically for their future learning and future lives.
our maths gallery
At St Anne's we use a range of resources and strategies to support your child's learning. We follow a scheme called White Rose which provides videos and support materials throughout the year. Their Yearly Overviews can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/primary-sols/
White Rose Maths have produced a range of work booklets for parents and children to use. These booklets can be found on Amazon for the Kindle or downloaded below. There is one booklet for each of our blocks for Y1 to Y6.
maths calculation workshop
Please take a look at the presentation shown at our calculation evening.
draft calculation policies
Please find below our whole-school draft calculation policies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In this section, you will find videos showing strategies for different types of calculations, including:
- long multiplication
- multiplication of a 2-place decimal number
- long division
- long division where the answer has 2 decimal places
- multiplying a fraction by a whole number
- multiplying a mixed number by a whole number
- multiplying two fractions
- dividing a fraction by a whole number