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At St Mary's, we firmly believe that every child can be successful in maths.  Our mastery curriculum aims to inspire, support and challenge all pupils to become confident and inquisitive mathematicians. 

The aims of our Maths curriculum are for pupils to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of number and the number system, including through varied and frequent practice
  • Develop a conceptual understanding, to recall and apply known facts
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, spotting patterns and using mathematical language
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of contexts, using trial and improvement to investigate and explore

Our teaching follows the White Rose Maths sequence of learning and is supplemented by additional materials such as those from NCETM and Nrich. We use a variety of manipulatives and pictorial representations within lessons to encourage flexibility and which act as a ‘toolkit’ for pupils to support their learning. We are always thinking about how we can provide further maths enrichment opportunities throughout the school year.

Useful links:

National Curriculum for maths: National Curriculum Maths Link

Boolean Hub (the south-west region’s ‘hub’ of maths expertise): Boolean Hub Link

NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics): NCETM Link - in particular their explanation of what ‘maths mastery’ means: Maths Mastery Explanation Link

White Rose Maths Hub: White Rose Link

Power Maths: Power Maths Link

 nrich: NRich Link