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Our Intent for Mathematics

Children at SS Peter and Paul will:

  • be able to reason ‘why?’ confidently using mathematical language;
  • be fluent in key concepts and deepen understanding through the concrete-pictorial-abstract (CPA) approach;
  • develop resilience and a positive mind-set to seek solutions to problems.

These will support the children to meet the demands of adult life, such as budgeting, managing timetables and understanding finances.

Mathematics at SS Peter and Paul

At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School we consider mathematics as far more than simply a core curriculum topic; it is central to helping children become happy, articulate, reflective and confident individuals. Developing numerical fluency prepares children to access a world surrounded by number and problem solving. It equips young people with key skills such as calculating, estimating, observing and predicting, which will be used extensively throughout their lives.

At SS Peter and Paul Catholic School we use White Rose Maths as the basis of our learning. 

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practise with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

At SS Peter and Paul, we subscribe to an online learning platform that allows children to practise and consolidate their learning of times tables at home and in school: Times Table Rockstars