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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School


Mathematics is an essential part of everyday life and supports many of the subjects across the curriculum. Each child is taught to handle numbers and process them competently as a step towards wider understanding and the ability to think and reason mathematically. Opportunities are given for practical work, investigations and the use of manipulative and diagrams to explain mathematical understanding. Children are given opportunities to explore patterns and relationships in a relevant and meaningful way.  Wherever possible, learning in maths is related to 'real life'.

Key Content Focus Areas at St Edmund’s:

  • Place Value

  • Number Bonds & times tables

  • Division

  • Fractions

  • Ratio

Key Skills Focus Areas at St Edmund's:

  • Fluency with number - skills and application

  • Number Investigations and layout of 'workings'

  • Holding numbers - increasing memory

  • Shape visualisation

Each child is set targets to ensure they achieve their full potential in this subject area.  

Children receive a ‘times-table certificate’ when they can confidently answer a set of quick –fire questions.  Regular assessments inform target setting and to ensure appropriate progress is being made.