Pupils at St. John's follow both the National Curriculum and the Common Entrance Syllabus for Mathematics and work at levels appropriate to their ability. Mathematics is generally taught as a separate subject where learning activities are sequenced to ensure progression allowing the children to develop basic mathematical skills, concepts, attitudes and knowledge appropriate to the
development of the individual child. This may be by means of direct teaching to the class or small groups, or by providing direct experiences in practical tasks through the use of a wide range of equipment and resources.
Our children also experience a balanced range of mathematical activities as an integral part of the whole school curriculum. We achieve this not only through incorporating mathematics into other subject topics, but also by running a yearly Math's workshop whereby the children have the opportunity to solve a wide variety of problems in a very enjoyable hands-on session.
We believe that children need to be individually nurtured to develop their self confidence and achieve the very best they can. Our Key Stage 1 and 2 results, which are consistently above the national average, (80% at Level 5) are a testimony to the effort our teachers make to promote positive attitudes towards mathematics and
ensure that each individual boy or girl learns to not only enjoy Mathematics, but also has every opportunity to work to the best of their ability and to reach their full potential.