Numeracy plays a pivotal role in many aspects of our daily life. At St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School the curriculum focuses on developing mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills.
These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently. We use explicit teaching to target student’s individual needs, catering for children of all abilities. Our Mathematics programme uses contemporary teaching and learning practices that encourage students to become self-motivated, confident learners through inquiry, and active participation in challenging and engaging experiences.
At St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School we aim:
- to develop each child’s confidence in their ability to learn mathematics.
- to provide a personalised and differentiated curriculum to cater for individual learning needs, abilities and interests.
- for each child to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and be able to pose and solve mathematical problems.
- to provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other and to articulate their mathematical strategies, learning and reflections, and to critically reflect on their mathematical processes and decision making.
- Use of ‘Launch, Explore, Summarise model during Maths sessions to ensure all students access the learning at their point of need.
- to encourage students to take ownership of and manage their own learning with explicit goals developed with students.
- to use technology appropriately and effectively to support the learning of Mathematics.
At St Anthony’s we teach according to the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum (http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/index.aspx) outlines what is essential for all Australian students to learn during their time at school from Prep to Year 10. They provide a set of common standards which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.