St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School
Tel 0117 353 2830
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Email st.bonaventures.p@bristol-schools.uk
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Maths

At St Bonaventure’s we follow the National Curriculum of September 2013 and believe that numeracy is essential for our children to progress in the future. We want every child to feel confident and fluent enough as mathematicians to contribute to engaging, varied and fun maths lessons, where they work together to explore links across the curriculum and apply their knowledge to new challenges.
 
Above all, we want all our children, teachers and families to know that maths is a creative and interesting pursuit, where there can be more than one way of looking at things; more than one strategy to solve a problem. Maths is not just about learning facts and getting an answer. 
 
Three times a year we have Maths Days where everyone combines their efforts to explore the diverse history and applications of maths. Our first Maths Day, on 11 February 2019, celebrated the achievements of the Hidden Women of the Apollo Program.

Please click on the attachments below to view the Calculation Policies, times tables samples and presentations from our information evenings.
 
Times Tables
 
All KS2 children work on their times tables every week. We have five levels from Bronze to Kryptonite which progress in difficulty and subject area, to prepare them for the arithmetic skills of KS2. When they get full marks in under five minutes, three times, they will earn their award certificate in Praise Assembly.
We have examples of each of our Times Tables tests below. Mr Harrison has also made them into an iOS app called KS2 Times Tables which is only 99p!