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I love maths at school!

(Pupil Questionnaire Feedback 2021-2022)


It is our aim that children move on from St Mary’s enthused and inspired by Maths, fluent in concepts taught and able to apply these skills across the curriculum.  Children will develop skills in problem solving such as making generalisations and conjectures and move on with an increasingly large bank of vocabulary to make justifications in order to develop essential reasoning skills they need beyond school.


Mrs. Woodcraft and Mrs. Hickman are our Maths Co-ordinators.

At St. Mary's we teach the Mathematics elements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the Mathematics National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

Mathematics Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

We use the White Rose Maths Scheme to teach our Mathematics Curriculum, supplementing it with other schemes/resources, where necessary, to teach our daily Mathematics lessons.  

Working with local cluster schools, we have a common approach to calculation:

Cluster Calculation Policy

We are also committed to helping children develop and maintain fluency and mastery in both written and mental calculations.  To this purpose, we:

  • Implement Fluent in Five activities at the start of our Maths lessons
  • Work closely with the Enigma Maths Hub to develop Teaching for Mastery techniques within the entire lesson
  • Work closely with the Enigma Maths Hub to develop Mastering Number techniques in Years R, 1 and 2


All children are assessed in Maths, by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. Woodcraft and Mrs. Hickman then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in Maths. 

Children are formally teacher assessed in Maths at the end of Reception against the Early Learning Goals:

Early Learning Goals

Children are also formally teacher assessed in Maths at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2):

KS1 SATs Assessment Parent and Carer Information Sheet

At the end of Year 4, children will also participate in the Multiplication Tables Check in June:

Information for Parents: Multiplication Check 2023

Our end of Reception and KS1 SATs results can be found in the Our Results section of the website.