St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

Maths at St Mary’s

Our aim is for all of our pupils to be strong mathematicians through consistently high quality teaching and setting high expectations for all children. We aim to inspire every pupil to develop a love of mathematics by providing them with the skills, knowledge, concepts and processes they require to be confident and successful mathematicians.


This approach reflects the three main aims of the National Curriculum (2014):

  • to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • to be able to reason mathematically
  • to solve problems by applying mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.


We support the teaching and learning of maths through the White Rose scheme, used in a daily dedicated maths lesson.  The White Rose pedagogy covers all areas of the National Curriculum with a mastery approach to teaching key mathematical skills.   Children are encouraged to use and apply their mathematical knowledge and to develop cross curricular links, home links and links with maths and the wider world.


The following documents provide a deeper understanding of the school’s policy for the teaching of maths:


Maths Parent Forum - November 2023

St Mary’s Catholic School Maths Policy

Teaching and learning maths ‘must haves’ at St Mary’s Catholic School

White Rose National Curriculum Progression of mathematical skills –primary

Addition and Subtraction Calculation Policy

Multiplication and Division Calculation Policy



The School’s maths subject lead is Kate Dunmow