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Maths 1


St. Peter’s aims to ensure that all children:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Are able to reason mathematically
  • Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics


The intent of our mathematics curriculum at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We take a Mastery approach to Maths. We want children to know more and remember more about Maths through building on knowledge in small steps. We aim to provide a balanced Maths curriculum that enables children to develop declarative knowledge (facts, ‘I know that…’), procedural knowledge (methods, ‘I Know how to…’) and conditional knowledge (strategies, ‘I know when…’.)

We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. We want children to know that Maths is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We want our curriculum to provide them with necessary knowledge and skills to equip them for life.  

Our Approach 

We take a Mastery approach to Maths at St. Peter’s. We follow the White Rose Scheme of learning in all year groups. The scheme is directly linked to the national curriculum. Learning is broken down into small steps to enable all children to master the curriculum. We help children to make links with prior learning so that they can make connections and remember more in Maths.


Children have Maths lessons daily following small steps from the White Rose Scheme. From Year 2 – 6 children also have a Maths Skills sessions to help children embed key number facts and practise procedures. These sessions help to develop children’s fluency.


Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 complete additional ‘Mastering Number’ lessons which enable children to leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. 


Practical Maths

Problem Solving

Homework and Home Learning

Working Walls

Long Term Plan, Yearly Overviews and Progression Document

At St. Peter's we follow the White Rose scheme and their small steps, alongside other resources to support the teaching of each Maths topic. Please see the documents below to see what is taught in each year group across an academic year.

Maths in EYFS

Our Early Years Foundation Stage follow Development Matters in Maths. They cover number and shape, space and measure. At the start of Reception, children develop their number sense. They spend time looking at each number to 10 and explore different representations of these numbers for example 5 dots on a dice, 5 cubes, 5p, a 5 sided shape, 5 o’clock. Developing this conceptual understanding of number helps them to build on their maths knowledge further. Children have opportunities to develop their maths skills and knowledge through a daily maths sessions and continuous provision inside and outside. Learning is active and practical.

Please see the document below for the stages of development in Maths for the EYFS.

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