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St Pancras Catholic Primary

St Pancras
Catholic Primary School


At St Pancras, we want our children to be fluent in the fundamental building blocks of Mathematics. Through the use of Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract concepts, children will be able to apply a range of skills to solve a variety of problems. Recognising and seeing Mathematics in the wider world and its importance in our daily lives will foster an intrigue in Mathematics around them.

Through fantastic grasp of mathematical vocabulary, combined with a plethora of reasoning skills, they will be able to reason confidently and clearly, by providing rational and justification for their judgements. Verbalising their reasoning processes and explaining concepts will result in confident learners who are able to explain the rationale behind the solution to problems. Through a problem-solving culture, instilled from the very beginning, based on perseverance and the knowledge that they can make mistakes, children will learn to conjecture, form relationships, justify, prove and solve complex problems.

Breadth of Study:

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

• Count and calculate in a range of practical contexts.

• Use and apply mathematics in everyday activities and across the curriculum.

• Repeat key concepts in many different practical ways to secure retention.

• Explore numbers and place value up to at least 100.

• Add and subtract using mental and formal written methods in practical contexts.

• Multiply and divide using mental and formal written methods in practical contexts.

• Explore the properties of shapes.

• Use language to describe position, direction and movement.

• Use and apply in practical contexts a range of measures, including time.

• Handle data in practical contexts.

• Count and calculate in increasingly complex contexts, including those that cannot be experienced first hand.

• Rigorously apply mathematical knowledge across the curriculum, in particular in science, technology and computing.

• Deepen conceptual understanding of mathematics by frequent repetition and extension of key concepts in a range of engaging and purposeful contexts.

• Explore numbers and place value so as to read and understand the value of all numbers.

• Add and subtract using efficient mental and formal written methods.

• Multiply and divide using efficient mental and formal written methods.

• Use the properties of shapes and angles in increasingly complex and practical contexts, including in construction and engineering contexts.

• Describe position, direction and movement in increasingly precise ways.

• Use and apply measures to increasingly complex contexts.

• Gather, organise and interrogate data.

• Understand the practical value of using algebra.

Maths curriculum overview

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