Maths at St Nicholas

We aim to…

  • Nurture an interest and enjoyment of Maths
  • Support Understand the influence on Maths of everyday life
  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of Maths
  • To reason and problem solve by applying Maths to a variety of increasingly complex problems
  • To build upon children’s knowledge and understanding from EYFS to year 6.
  • To develop resilience that enables all children to reason and problem solve with increased confidence.

How we will achieve our aims…

  • delivering a quality maths curriculum which is challenging and enjoyable
  • using National Curriculum objectives to plan, supported by access to high quality resources including White Rose Maths schemes of work and resources
  • ensuring teachers and teaching assistants have a high level of subject knowledge
  • ensuring all children are challenged in their daily maths lessons
  • reviewing medium term planning to reflect gaps in learning and to consolidate key knowledge and skills
  • focusing on the accurate use of mathematical vocabulary so that pupils can explain their ideas clearly and precisely
  • providing opportunities for pupils to access maths resources at home e.g. Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots
  • celebrating achievement in maths through the award of certificates

How will we know we’ve achieved our aims?

  • all groups of pupils, including SEND pupils, make expected or better progress from their starting points.
  • most children achieve end of year expectations or higher.
  • all pupils are resilient learners who take pride in their achievements.
  • all pupils are fluent in number facts and can apply them when solving problems in a range of different contexts.
  • all pupils can express their mathematical understanding using vocabulary accurately and as concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.
  • all pupils build on their mathematical knowledge as they progress through the school so that they are well prepared and confident when starting each next stage of their education.

    Times Table Rockstars


A Systematic Approach to Planning