"It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day" - Andrew Wiles
As a school, we aim to develop mathematicians of the future, where maths is enjoyed by all, challenges are accepted and solved, where mistakes are recognised as part of the learning journey and where a deep and rich mastery understanding of maths is an opportunity for all. Through our understanding of how Singapore maths is implemented, we aim to imitate a style and culture of maths where children grow up reaching their full continuing potential.
Our key aims rest at the heart of our mathematics curriculum:
At St. Mary's RC Primary School, we use a Maths Mastery approach to ensure that our pupils master key mathematical concepts to a level of depth where they can apply them in practical contexts. To help us achieve this, we have introduced a scheme of work called Maths No Problem which is aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum for Mathematics and is based on what is called 'The Singapore Method'.