Curriculum Overview and Policy

Download: Maths Policy 2021 [PDF]
Download: Calculation Policy 2020 [PDF]
Download: Bar Modelling Policy 2020 [PDF]

Download: Maths – Whole School Medium Term Plan – Autumn 2021 [PDF]
Download: Maths Half Term Overview [PDF]

Download: Nursery – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Reception – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 1 – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 2 – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 3 – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Curriculum Overview [PDF]
Download: Year 6 – Curriculum Overview [PDF]

Download: Maths – Progression Map: Place Value [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Addition and Subtraction [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Multiplication and Division [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Fractions [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Ratio and Proportion [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Algebra [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Measurement [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Geometry Properties of Shapes [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Geometry Position, Direction and Movement [PDF]
Download: Maths – Progression Map: Statistics [PDF]

Whole School Maths: Summer Term 2021

As we emerge from the period of lockdown schools have been encouraged to follow the government guidance as part of their curriculum prioritisation in the teaching of maths. As a result, in the Summer Term Y1 – Y6 will be focusing on key concepts that the DFE and NCETM have deemed to be key stepping stones and prerequisites for progressing to the next stage in maths. These are called ‘Ready-to-Progress Criteria’.

EYFS will be continuing with the objectives outlined in the half-term overviews.

Below are the ‘Ready-to-Progress Criteria’ for Y1 – Y6. These are the objectives that each year group will be focusing on during the Summer Term 2021:

Download: Year 1 – Maths Guidance [PDF]
Download: Year 2 – Maths Guidance [PDF]
Download: Year 3 – Maths Guidance [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Maths Guidance [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Maths Guidance [PDF]
Download: Year 6 – Maths Guidance [PDF]

School vision for the teaching of Mathematics

At St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a unique set of powerful tools to understand the world and how it operates. Our teaching of mathematics is based on the mastery approach – the belief that every child is capable of success.

Mathematical skills are essential to everyday life and we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them for life. All teachers will promote a positive attitude towards Maths, delivering a rich, broad curriculum, which is enjoyable and relevant.

Our aim is to maximise the individual potential of children’s understanding and knowledge, creating a supportive environment where pupils can respond to high levels of expectation and challenge and develop their independence. Children are encouraged to develop knowledge and skills, which improve their concrete understanding, using an interactive and hands on approach. We provide opportunities for them to problem solve, experiment with their ideas, test how reasonable their answers are and to question what they do not understand. At St Oswald’s, Maths is taught in a way that enables children to make sense of the world around them by understanding number, measures, geometry, statistics, and relating these to everyday life. We want to foster a confidence in mathematics where children can express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using appropriate mathematical language.

Our aims in teaching Mathematics are that all children at an age appropriate level, will:

  • Enjoy the subject and study it with enthusiasm, confidence and a sense of achievement.
  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics 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.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication including breaking them down into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
  • To develop an understanding of the connectivity of patterns and relationships within mathematics.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • To develop the ability to apply knowledge, skills and ideas in real life contexts outside the classroom, and become aware of the uses of mathematics in the wider world.
  • To see how maths links with other curriculum areas
  • To develop personal qualities such as perseverance, independent thinking, cooperation and self-confidence through a sense of achievement and success.


Download: EYFS Maths [PDF]
Download: Times Table Challenge [PDF]
Download: Calculation Policy – September 2016 [PDF]
Download: Primary National Curriculum – Mathematics [PDF]

Key Learning in Maths

Download: Year 1 – Key Learning in Mathematics [PDF]
Download: Year 2 – Key Learning in Mathematics [PDF]
Download: Year 3 – Key Learning in Mathematics [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Key Learning in Mathematics [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Key Learning in Mathematics [PDF]
Download: Year 6 – Key Learning in Mathematics [PDF]

Maths Targets

Download: Year 1 – Maths Targets 2018-19 [PDF]
Download: Year 2 – Maths Targets 2018-19 [PDF]
Download: Year 3 – Maths Targets 2018-19 [PDF]
Download: Year 4 – Maths Targets 2018-19 [PDF]
Download: Year 5 – Maths Targets 2018-19 [PDF]
Download: Year 6 – Maths Targets 2018-19 [PDF]

Sample SATs Papers

Download: Information for Parents – 2017 NCTs at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 [PDF]
Download: Sample KS1 SATS – Mathematics – Guidance [PDF]
Download: Sample KS1 SATS – Mathematics – Mark Schemes [PDF]
Download: Sample KS1 SATS – Mathematics – Paper 1 – Arithmetic [PDF]
Download: Sample KS1 SATS – Mathematics – Paper 2 – Reasoning [PDF]
Download: Sample KS2 SATS – Mathematics – Guidance [PDF]
Download: Sample KS2 SATS – Mathematics – Mark Schemes [PDF]
Download: Sample KS2 SATS – Mathematics – Paper 1 – Arithmetic [PDF]
Download: Sample KS2 SATS – Mathematics – Paper 2 – Reasoning [PDF]
Download: Sample KS2 SATS – Mathematics – Paper 3 – Reasoning [PDF]

Additional Resources

BBC has a selection of videos explaining maths concepts:
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Nrich has a range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘stage 2’:
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Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3 and 11 years old:
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Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home:
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A Maths Dictionary for Kids is a great online maths dictionary, which contains hundreds of definitions, as well as animations and activities to help bring maths words to life:
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Useful Maths Websites for Children

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Another collection of games and activities across the full range of curriculum content, mostly appropriate to our

KS2 pupils:

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Fun games for children of all ages
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More free games to play on a variety of maths topics. If you browse this site, you will also find that it lists all the objectives for the new curriculum and suggests games that will help children achieve that objective.

Multiplication Check Parent and Carer’s Information Meeting – February 2020

Many thanks to all the Y4 parents and carers who attended the ‘Multiplication Check’ information meeting, delivered by Mrs McBrien.

As you know, this multiplication check will be statutory from June 2020 for those children currently in Y4. The presentation slides are attached below for those who were unable to make the meeting. If you require any further information do not hesitate to ask either Mrs McBrien (Maths Lead) or your child’s class teacher.

Download: Multiplication Check – Parent and Carers Information [PDF]