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


It is our desire that, through our mathematics curriculum, pupils at St Dominic Savio become fluent in mathematics, are able both to solve problems and to reason mathematically.


As pupils learn mathematics at St Dominic Savio, they acquire fluency in procedures and develop a conceptual understanding of the mathematics they use, selecting from this knowledge to solve increasingly complex problems. We teach a mastery approach via the whole class moving through topics at broadly the same pace. Those pupils who grasp concepts quickly are challenged with rich and sophisticated problems within the topic. Those children who are not sufficiently fluent are provided additional support to consolidate their understanding before moving on. This inclusive approach offers all pupils access to the full maths curriculum.


Our mathematics curriculum at St Dominic Savio follows the demands of the 2014 National Curriculum and the key mathematical concepts that children are taught are outlined below. Pupils will have the opportunity to engage with concepts in the abstract, in a real-life context and as legitimate problem-solving activities. These objectives represent the minimum achievement of all pupils and it is expected that a significant number of pupils will exceed these each year. Our success in reaching this goal is reflected in our national test results.

Key mathematical concepts: