Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of Mathematics at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Arithmetic and basic math skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths.



  • Basic Maths skills are taught daily through Morning Maths focussing on key mathematical skills.
  • A range of reasoning resources are used to challenge all children and give them the opportunity to reason with their understanding.
  • Lessons use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to guide children through their understanding of mathematical processes.
  • Homework is set to develop and review children’s learning.
  • Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum.


As a result of our Maths teaching at St Joseph’s you will see:


  • Engaged children who are all challenged.
  • Confident children who can all talk about Maths and their learning and the links between Mathematical topics.
  • Lessons that use a variety of resources to support learning.
  • Different representations of mathematical concepts.
  • Learning that is tracked and monitored to ensure all children make good progress.


St Joseph’s currently adopts and adapts the White Rose Schemes of Learning (SOL). This scheme outlines yearly frameworks that break down what children need to learn during each week of each term to master the learning objectives laid out by the National Curriculum.