Mathematics at St.Paul’s Primary School

Below you will find lots of links and useful information all about Mathematics within school. 

Mathematics Intent 

We believe that all children can be successful in the study of Mathematics. Our aim is to develop active and resilient life-long mathematicians with fluent skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving to equip them for life beyond school. We are committed to teaching the importance and purpose of Maths in the wider world as well as develop children’s appreciation for the beauty and power of Mathematics.

Our Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure all pupils:
• become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice
• can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry or developing an  argument using mathematical language
• can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a range of problems with increasing sophistication
• can apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects through cross- curricular links

Through our provision it is our intention that children:
• will be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems, including those with real-life contexts, by choosing the appropriate
• can estimate the approximate size of the answer to check the reasonableness of their calculations
• will leave primary school with an efficient, reliable, compact written method of calculation for each operation
• develop a range of mental calculations strategies, aided by informal jottings where necessary
• are confident in the fundamentals of maths and be able to reason mathematically
• understand the importance of mathematical skills in everyday life


Intent, Implementation and Impact document (including curriculum overview): Maths-overview-2022

The following document outlines what is expected per year group with regards to timetables: Times tables at St Paul’s

Year Group Helpful Hints Sheets with prompts for pupils:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Other Useful Links:

National Curriculum Glossary for Maths 2014

Useful Maths Documents

Pupil Zone