Maths is taught on a daily basis throughout the school and wherever possible is linked to a meaningful context. The National Curriculum objectives are used to inform teachers plans and pupils are assessed against these on an age related basis. At St Katherine's we place great emphasis on investigative maths and to support this all year groups on a weekly basis partake in 'Graffiti Maths'. This encourages pupils to work collaboratively to solve mathematical challenges and develop their mathematical skills in a variety of areas.
In KS1 we place an emphasis on developing secure foundational understanding and as such seek to develop mathematical fluency. Throughout the school we now have increased focus on mathematical reasoning and explanation.
Manipulatives (mathematical resources) are used throughout all year groups to support and challenge understanding.