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St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School ‘Serve the Lord with Joy’


Our Vision:  


We aim for all pupils to develop deeper understanding, competence and confidence in Maths.  

We want our children to have a secure and deep understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and procedures when they leave us to go to secondary school.  

We encourage our children to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.  

Our pupils should: 

  • Develop a positive attitude to mathematics. 
  • Become confident and proficient with number, including fluency with mental calculation and look for connections between numbers.  
  • Become problem solvers, who can reason, think logically, work systematically and apply their knowledge of mathematics.  
  • Develop their use of mathematical language.  
  • Work as independent learners and to work co-operatively with others. 
  • Appreciate real life contexts to learning in mathematics.  


Our Approach: 

Our school adopts a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics in line with the 2014 National Curriculum and guidance from the NCETM. We follow the White Rose scheme of learning. 

The expectation is that pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace.  Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.  Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.  Where necessary children will receive additional one to one or small group support to allow them to build confidence and understanding. This may be done within the lesson or during another part of the day.  

The mastery approach allows us to make links across all areas of maths and builds on the three key areas of the National Curriculum: Fluency, reasoning and problem solving.  


Parental Involvement: 


Below you will find a selection of documents that will help develop your understanding of maths in our school and provide you with resources to support your child at home: