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Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Naomi Shrimpton, Miss Kerry Cutler, Mrs Sally Mitchell, Mrs Jemma Murray, Mr Sam Matthews.

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Maths

Our aim at St Luke’s is to enable our children to make sense of the world around them through developing an ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.

 

Through their growing knowledge and understanding, we encourage our children to work together, providing opportunities to experience the National Curriculum through ‘real life’ contexts alongside formal approaches. We teach mathematics using the Singapore approach and follow the scheme Maths No Problem . Maths No Problem encourages children to explore maths using concrete apparatus and  structured imagery and concrete, in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts.

The teaching behind the ‘Singapore‘ approach emphasises three key aspects of doing mathematics: communicating mathematically, exploring relationships and generalising; all key elements for helping children to develop a deeper level of understanding. We supplement MNP with other high-quality resources, enabling children to further apply the skills they have secures, in challenging contexts. 

 

Alongside the teaching methods is a practical approach to problem solving, in which children are given the opportunity to use maths equipment to practise and consolidate their skills and understanding.

 

To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life, we promote:

  • enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activities, making sense of new concepts
  • confidence, competence and fluency with numbers and the number system
    the ability to rapidly recall facts and apply mental calculations appropriately
  • the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts
  • the use and understanding of mathematical language
  • practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented
  • opportunities to challenge and test findings, using appropriate and efficient strategies
  • the exploration of Geometry, and development of measuring skills in a range of contexts
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