Our aim is to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning. Children are encouraged to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.

By following our own curriculum (linked to the 2014 National Curriculum) children expand their understanding through exploration, problem solving, discussion and practical experience.

A key aspect of teaching throughout the school involves the use of practical apparatus to promote understanding of mathematical processes and ideas.   Carefully planned activities encourage children to work mentally, observe patterns, make predictions and discuss relationships.  Mathematics skills are also used in other subjects such as science, computing and art.

This academic year we are looking at research into 'mathematical mindset' and how negative messages about maths can have a negative effect on children's progress- watch this TEDtalk video by Jo Boaler to learn more about the image of mathematics and gain some understanding on how you should talk about mathematics to your child/children.

In light of current changes to the way we teach Mathematics at Holy Cross Catholic Primary we have produced new Calculation Guidance, please see below.

Please also have a look at your child's class page, where you will find a Mastery Mathematics booklet with information about Mastery Mathematics and questions on how to support your child at home.

Click on your child's year group below to see the objectives taught throughout the year. You can also look at 'The Power of 10' document which shows how we teach numbers up to 10 in depth.

  1. Calculation Policy Holy Cross Catholic Primary school
  2. The Power of 10 in Early Years
  3. Mathematics LTP Early Years 2019-20
  4. Mathematics LTP Year One 2019-20
  5. Mathematics LTP Year Two 2019-20
  6. Mathematics LTP Year Three 2019-20
  7. Mathematics LTP Year Four 2019-20
  8. Mathematics LTP Year Five 2019-20
  9. Mathematics LTP Year Six 2019-2020
  10. Holy Cross Mathematics Policy 2019-20