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At St John's CE Primary School, our mathematics curriculum meets the national curriculum's statutory needs, and is designed to meet the needs of all children at our school. Mathematics is valued as an important part of children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum and planned to build on knowledge and skills continually. At St John’s CE Primary School, we take a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics.


We deliver an inspiring, engaging mathematics curriculum, through high quality teaching. Mathematics in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live.


The 2014 National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • Are able to reason mathematically
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics


These skills are embedded within lessons and developed consistently over time.


We strive for our pupils to gain confidence and be numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident.   

Our mathematics curriculum is carefully planned and structured to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. To ensure whole school consistency and progression, at St John’s CE Primary School, we use the DfE approved ‘Power Maths’ scheme, which is fully aligned with the White Rose Maths scheme.


We aim to stretch and challenge the most able and develop the independence and confidence for the less able learners too all meet their full potential and beyond.


We focus on the five key principles of Mastery:

  • Coherence
  • Representation and Structure
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Fluency
  • Variation