St Patrick's Church of England School

St Patrick'sChurch of England School

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Welcome to the page dedicated to Mathematics at St Patrick's Primary School! 

We love maths and we want to equip children and parents with the knowledge and understanding they need to support their maths learning journey. We hope that the information found on this page will be another step towards that aim. Please take time to explore the information here.


The Intent, Implementation and Impact document will give you a better idea of our aims and how we teach maths at St Patrick's Primary School.

We follow the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning as a basis for our planning. Explore this website to find out more and discover the resources available to parents.



Mathematics in EYFS

The early learning goals outline the expected level of learning in mathematics by the end of the reception year:


  • Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


Shape, space and measure:

  • Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
  • They recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language  to describe them.


These Early Learning Goals are achieved by following the White Rose Early Year Curriculum alongside the Mastering Number Programme.


Nursery Provision has access to these resources and use some of the continuous provision ideas as adult led activities to allow for a clear progression.




The document below outlines to topics and objectives taught throughout reception year throught the White Rose Scheme and the Mastering Number Programme.

Mathematics in Reception

The document below provides information and guidance about how to help young children, from birth to 5, develop some of the key mathematical ideas and skills that they will use throughout their lives.

Early Years Mathematics Toolkit




This document shows the maths concepts taught in each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. It is broken down into topic areas to clearly show the progression throughout KS1 and 2.





Our calculation policies allow for consistency in the teaching of calculation strategies, including written methods across the school. We follow a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to the teaching of calculations. We strongly advise you to read these to better understand how to support your child at home.





The use of mathematical vocabulary is key to children developing an understanding of mathematical concepts and their ability to communicate their knowledge effectively, to reason and to ask questions to deepen their understanding. We pre-teach topic related vocabulary, display it in classrooms and encourage it's precise use throughout lessons. Below is a progression document which outlines the vocabulary that should be taught to each age group.