Maths at St James focuses on the three main elements of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning mathematically and problem solving. The children are taught to develop a range of flexible mathematical approaches that that they can then apply to problems. To develop essential knowledge we use a range of problem solving techniques so the children are able to make mathematical decisions. To aid times table speed and accuracy we use a school maths club where children work through challenges to gain certificates.

Maths 99 Club –Guidance

Maths 99 Club aims to further develop fluency and speed in mental calculation skills in line with the 2014 National Curriculum and to give parents a framework to support their children.

Every week, the children will have the opportunity to answer as many questions as they can. The children will be given between 5 and 10minutes to complete questions in the club that they are working on and will have to get every question correct (without any digit reversals) on three occasions to earn their maths club certificate– this is to improve fluency, recall and speed of mental calculation. Children will be awarded their certificate during community worship on Friday.

The club number corresponds to the number of questions i.e. Maths club 11 has 11 questions while Maths Club 99 has 99 questions etc. The progression document, details the content of each club.