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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 11 2016


Governors At St Albert The Great


The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:

v Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics

v Are able to reason mathematically

v Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics

At St Albert the Great Roman Catholic Primary, these skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.


The content and principles underpinning the 2014 Mathematics Curriculum at St Albert the Great are implemented through:

•reinforcing an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in Mathematics.

•progressing through the curriculum content at the same pace regardless of ability.

To ensure whole school consistency and progression, the White Rose Maths scheme is used and supported by other materials, especially in EYFS and KS1. Mathematical topics are taught in blocks, to enable the achievement of ‘mastery’ over time. Each lesson phase provides the means to achieve greater depth, with more able children being offered rich and sophisticated problems, as well as exploratory, investigative tasks, within the lesson as appropriate.


St Albert the Great has a supportive ethos and our approaches support the children in developing their collaborative and independent skills, as well as empathy and the need to recognise the achievement of others. Children can underperform in Mathematics because they think they can’t do it or are not naturally good at it. Regular and ongoing assessment informs teaching, as well as intervention, to support and enable the success of each child and to boost their confidence within the subject.

Useful webpages:

Classroom Secrets 

White Rose Maths

Past SATs papers



Espresso  (student15925 – sailing)

Times tables Website links

Prime Number Games

Maths Overview