Mathematics Intent at Baxenden St John’s

We believe that all children can be successful in the study of Mathematics. Our aim is to develop active and resilient life-long mathematicians with fluent skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving to equip them for life beyond school. We are committed to teaching the importance and purpose of Maths in the wider world as well as develop children’s appreciation for the beauty and power of Mathematics.

Our Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice
  • can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry or developing an argument using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a range of problems with increasing sophistication
  • can apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects through cross- curricular links

Times Tables Rock Star Battle Results

Last week, classes battled against other classes with their Times Table knowledge. Here are the results! Well done to the winners! Watch out for new battles this week.

NSPCC Numbers Day

On Friday 7th February, we took part in the NSPCC Numbers Day to raise money for charity and have lots of maths fun! Children wore numbers in many different ways, have taken part in maths games and raised more than £180 for the NSPCC. Well done to everyone!

Take a look at some of our photos from the day.

Times Tables Rockstar Day!

On Friday 1st November, we launched Times Tables Rockstars. TTR is a fun, interactive and competitive maths programme for children to practise their times tables.

We all dressed as Rock Stars and logged into the programme for the first time. We chose a rock name and had a go at our times tables whilst listening to rock music. The children were very excited and couldn’t wait to play at home.

Times Table Rockstars can be played on a computer using this link or downloaded as an app on a tablet or phone.

Take a look at some of our photos from the day.

Useful websites

Why not encourage your child to practise their times tables?

Maths Chase has free games to help children practise their maths skills, including times tables.