Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Curriculum  »  Mathematics

Governors and staff aim for pupils to exceed expectations of attainment and progress in Mathematics by providing a broad base of knowledge and conceptual understanding that they can explain and apply to a variety of real and abstract problems.

Through ‘growth mindset’ children are encouraged to see new challenges in maths as opportunities to develop their existing knowledge and understanding and pupils proudly acknowledge their own achievements.
The overarching aim for Maths in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of numeracy, as research proves that numerate pupils make excellent progress in all areas of maths. To this end the mathematics curriculum at Sacred Heart is heavily number weighted particularly in key stage one and lower key stage two.
Mathematics is taught from Foundation Stage to the end of Year Six through practical work, pictorial representations and abstract pencil and paper work, with the aim of children becoming less reliant on practical and pictorial representations as their understanding grows and deepens.
At Sacred Heart we aim for all children to:
  • Love and value maths.
  • Have a firm knowledge of number facts, including bonds and times tables.
  • Be able to use number facts to calculate efficiently.
  • Have a secure understanding of ‘place value’ in number and measure.
  • Talk about their work and give reasons why.
  • Solve real and abstract problems.
  • Leave primary school as competent mathematicians in all of the interconnected areas of mathematics (Number, Measure, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Ratio and Proportion).
Times Tables

Times Tables for each Year group and Rewards.

School Awards