Maths at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

At St. Mary’s we aim to give children a range of mathematical experiences and opportunities with practical, written and problem solving tasks across the curriculum. We follow the 2014 National Curriculum. The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in maths lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. This is because most of us, children and adults, will use some type of Maths every single day. Using money in a shop, measuring materials when you are doing DIY, working out how far you may need to travel using a map, working out the time of a train using a timetable and the 24-hour clock or even measuring ingredients, so you can make your teacher their favourite cake! The need for maths is everywhere.

Click here for the National Curriculum- Mathematics document.

Parents and carers are encouraged to support their children’s learning at home. Below, there is a link to the school’s Calculation and Fraction Policies.

Calculation Policy – Explaining how we teach the different operations in different age groups. If you are unsure how to help your child with homework, these are the methods we use.

Fractions Policy - Shares the different levels of understanding and ability, regarding fractions, that we expect children to have at different points in the school

Every class has daily focused Maths learning time, with MOT (Maths on track session) and a Maths lesson. Maths is also planned for across other curriculum subjects as appropriate.

4x2, 7x5, 9x3, 10x8...... times table recall is getting quicker. 30 divided by 5, 24 divided by 2, 70 divided by 10, 64 divided by 8 the inverse division facts are being remembered too!

The children are using their 'Timestable Rockstar' logins at school to support and encourage their multiplication learning and quick recall of number facts. This resource can also be accessed at home in your favourite browser via And can be downloaded from App stores to be played on phones or tablets:

Click the underlined links below to see the information that you may find useful to assist your child's learning in this subject.

Helping your child with Maths - this booklet explains how your child is taught Maths at St Mary's

Bare Necessities Key Stage 1 & Bare Necessities Key Stage 2 - these are examples of some fun games to play with your child to develop their understanding of Maths

Foundation Stage Songs - these are some examples of fun rhymes and songs for younger children

Click on the images below to access some useful Maths Websites for KS1 and KS2


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