St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

This is our school, let peace dwell here



Maths at St Mary's

At St Mary's we follow the National Curriculum maths objectives across the whole school.  To ensure that we cover all of these and encompass every child's learning style, we use a mixture of strategies and resources.  All children enjoy a good deal of practical maths, using apparatus to optimise their understanding.  Problem-solving, investigative work and reasoning form a large part of the curriculum and an element of this is included in every lesson. ‘Traditional’ approaches to number work are also used, particularly the teaching of tables. Children are required to commit these to memory as they form the basis of so much work in Maths. They must be able to fluently recite both the multiplication and related division facts of every times table up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.




At St Mary's we are now using a new system called Pupil Asset.  This is a system used by all schools in the KCSP.  It allows us to assess the children in detail, based on the National Curriculum objectives.


Online Maths Homework


All children in Key Stage Two may be given weekly maths homework online.  The school has subscribed to a website, , which is currently used by many local secondary schools.  Each child has their own unique username and password in order to complete homework, however, they are also able to use the website at any other time to practise maths using the school's username and password:


Username:  stmcps

Password: maths16


Parent Maths Classes 2017


We are delighted to announce that we will be running Parent Maths Classes aimed at parents who wish to help their children more at home but need a little refresher with calculation methods.  We will also ensure that these are alligned to the school calculation policy to help avoid any confusion.


Letters for Term 4 have been sent home.  Ask in the school office if you would like a place.  The classes will run for 4 sessions from 3.30pm until 4.15pm, with a creche provided, on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd March, Thursday 16th March, Thursday 23rd March and Thursday 30th March.