St Mary's Catholic Primary School

"Nurturing Our God-Given Talents"

Maths at St Mary's

Maths at St Mary's

At St. Mary’s we believe that maths is a skill that is used across all areas of the curriculum from reasoning and problem solving to quick recall of facts and concepts. The skills learnt in maths build strong and resilient learners with the ability to apply their knowledge across a range of problems and contexts. Pupils at St. Mary’s comment on how fun and engaging their maths lessons are and how this helps them to remember and apply what they have learnt.

We follow a 'Mastery' to approach to the teaching of mathematics and believe that this builds firm foundations for all concepts which are sequentially built upon in small steps to ensure that all learners are able to access, understand and thrive in all lessons. This approach fosters a deep and sustained understanding of maths which is reflected in the high levels of attainment and the excellent progress pupils make at St. Mary’s.

In order to understand how and when concepts are taught please see the ‘Maths Curriculum Overview’ in the ‘Curriculum’ tab of this site. This will tell you what your child has previously learnt and is currently learning in their year group as well what they will be covering in the upcoming term/year group. This information can help you to support your child at home as well as understand their future goals.

Please below for a video and presentation explaining further how maths is taught at St. Mary’s and how you can support your child at home.

There are also some links to useful sites that you can gain further information about the Mastery approach and White Rose scheme.





Useful links


White Rose information for Parents


NCETM information about Teaching for Mastery


Ready to Progress criteria


Homework (Years 3-6)

Times Tables Rockstars


Homework (Years 1-6)



Useful site for games/consolidation