St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3JY

01993 841240


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Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.


At St Joseph's we follow a 'mastery' approach to Maths where we believe that all children can achieve success. We do this by building on prior learning, followed by carefully thought out small sequential steps that allows for deep thinking, reasoning and consolidation of concepts. We believe this  subsequently leads to more secure progress. 


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils 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.

For more information on the NSPCC



Please click on the link above to view the Mathematics Curriculum Recovery Plan

Maths Action Plan 20-21

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