St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

Excellence for All, Excellence from All

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Our Wholesome Curriculum encompasses: • Heart- Feelings and responding • Head- ‘sticky knowledge’ • Hands- physical skills •Health- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental


At St Nicholas CEVC Primary school, we have adopted a Mastery approach in order to deliver the three aims of the National Curriculum, fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Underpinning this pedagogy is a belief that all children can achieve in Mathematics.

Our approach aims to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to develop independence, confidence and competence – in order to be independent Mathematicians who are well equipped to apply their learning to the wider world.

Our commitment is to ensure that our children recognise the importance of Mathematics in the wider world and that they are able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. Children will be encouraged to develop their curiosity about the subject, and to appreciate the empowerment of its use.

Our children will become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics developing conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, and be able to solve problems by applying the skills they learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing patterns, relationships and generalisations using mathematical language, in order to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.

We plan our learning with a Mastery approach to the curriculum through White Rose Maths and Power Maths .

The mapping of Mathematics across the school shows clear progression in line with Year Group related expectations. Children are challenged through problem solving and reasoning activities, while those identified as SEND or needing extra support are supported completely, revisiting learning where appropriate.

Through quality first teaching, our children will be equipped to utilise their knowledge of Mathematics to enhance their learning experience throughout the school curriculum and beyond.

How is our Wholesome Curriculum reflected in Maths?

Whole school proogression map

Power Maths Power Point for Parents

What does impact look like in Maths?

  • By the end of KS2, all children will be flexible and efficient in their approach to mathematics.
  • Children will demonstrate clear mathematical understanding and be able to articulate their reasoning with confidence
  • They will meet the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) and Development Matters (2021) age-related expectations as a minimum.
  • There will be clear, even accelerated, progression in their learning journey throughout their time at St Nicholas CEVC Primary School.
  • • Children will be confident and competent in their application of mathematics across a range of other subjects and in their everyday lives.
  • • Children will have high aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.
  • • Children will be financially literate and have a solid understanding of how mathematics underpins everything around them. This will enable them to be socially mobile and aware of all future possibilities in the wider world.