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So teach us to number our days that we may get

a heart of wisdom.

 

Psalm 90:12

At St Hilda’s CE (VA) Primary School the teaching of maths is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop their learning and achieve their full potential. We endeavour to not only develop the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but also to foster an enthusiasm and fascination about maths itself. We aim to increase pupil confidence in maths so they are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths with assurance. We want the children to see mathematics as being relevant to their world and applicable to everyday life as well as being something that they will need as they move on through their school life and ultimately to the world of employment.

 

Our aim is to ensure that all children:

  • Become FLUENT;
  • REASON and EXPLAIN mathematically;
  • Can SOLVE PROBLEMS.

 

We intend to develop, through our teaching of mathematics, the following attitudes:

  • Curiosity and interest;
  • Pleasure and thoughtfulness;
  • Critical appraisal;
  • Independence;
  • Confidence;
  • Perseverance.

Year Group Non - Negotiables

NSPCC - Number Day 2022

Once again, we supported the NSPCC in February and took part in number Day.  Our theme for the day was Rockers and Robots, linking to TT Rockstars and Numbots, which we use in school.

Throughout the day, children participated in mathematical challenges and learned about the importance of the work of the NSPCC.

Robots and Rockers Fancy Dress Winners

Maths Week England 2021

Maths Week England is a grassroots movement to share the joy of mathematics with everyone. It launched in 2019.  This Year is the first Year St Hilda's have been involved and all classes in school took part in additional maths activities between the 8th and 12th of November. 

The vision is to provide young people in England with a positive image of mathematics, and to contribute in a small way to changing the national attitude towards this vital and beautiful subject.

All children in school have access to Numbots and TT Rockstars to develop their mathematical fluency.

Numbots and TT Rockstars

On February 7th, we supported the NSPCC's Number Day campaign.  As well as raising money for a worthwhile charity, we were able to take part in lots of maths activities linked to other subject areas.  The day reminded us how much fun maths could be and how important maths is in lots of elements of our lives.


  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
  • Email: sthildas@bury.gov.uk
  • 0161 7986227
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