Welcome to the Mathematics across the Curriculum page. Here you will find out what we are doing in all subjects to promote Maths. At St Benedict’s Catholic High School we are committed to raising the standards of maths of every student. We believe that students should develop the ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum and not just in their Maths lessons. The numeracy skills gained are necessary to cope confidently with the demands of continuing education, employment and adult life.
Please click here to read our Maths Across The Curriculum Policy. (Coming Soon)
At St Benedict’s we have a whole school approach to teaching Maths. This means the maths that is taught in the Maths department is used by all teachers in all subjects. If you would like to see our methods and strategies that we use please click here to view our Calculations Strategies Booklet.
In 2018 we held our first annual Finance Week in which all KS3 and Y10 students took part in Financial Education sessions within their maths lessons and also had the opportunity to attend sessions with external organisations such as The Cumberland Building Society, North Lakes Foodbank and many more. They focused on the important of budgeting and making good decisions.
Read below to find out how Miss Hunter (a member of the Maths dept) found Finance Week:
“I was really pleased with how the students got involved with Finance Week here at St Benedict’s. We ran a variety of different activities in which the students were learning about budgeting, money management, saving, borrowing and financial risk, with the aim to prepare the students for the future. Throughout the week long event, Maths lessons were finance focused, tutor time involved finance discussions and local organisations such as Red Pike Education, The Cumberland Building Society, The Citizen Advice Bureau and The North Lakes Food Bank ran specialist finance sessions for a number of students.
“I believe holding events such as Finance Week and incorporating financial education into our lessons here at St Benedict’s is so important for our young people to experience. Young people are exposed to money through spending and saving their pocket money, mobile phones, pre-paid cards and part time jobs, therefore, we want our students to leave St Benedict’s and take control of their own money management whilst planning for their future. We owe it to the students to prepare them to make critical decisions when it comes to student loans, getting a job or living independently and I hope they now feel more confident about these decisions since Finance week.“
“I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I hope the students did too! I’m looking forward to next year’s Finance Week already!”
If you would like to become money smart and you are aged 14-16 then My Personal Money Finance are now offering free on-demand financial education sessions to help you understand more about money and leave school ‘life-ready’.
The sessions they have on offer are:
– Staying Safe
– Moving On From School
– My Future Finances
– Making Decisions & Risk
Each session has a video and an online worksheet (no need for printing!) and will take roughly 45-60 minutes to complete.
Give it a go by following the link: https://mypersonalfinanceskills.org/free-online-financial-education-sessions-2/
Finally we love to celebrate special Maths days here at St Benedict’s such as World Maths Day, NSPCC Number Day, Pi Day and many more.
If you have any questions regarding Maths Across the Curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the Maths Department.