Maths Intent:

At St Benedict’s, through the Maths curriculum, we aim to ensure that all children are well prepared and are life- long learners. We want to ensure teaching is consistently good or outstanding; so that every pupil receives a good mathematics education.

We aim to place problem solving and investigative skills at the heart of our mathematics teaching. We recognise that collaboration and communication are crucial life skills and should be developed in our mathematics teaching. The expectation is that all children welcome challenge and that teachers foster the attitude that we all, even the most able among us, should expect to struggle in order to learn.

Through careful assessment, planning and preparation we aim to ensure that all children progress when they are ready. New knowledge and skills should be secured before new material is introduced. For those who grasp new material quickly, they should apply this to rich problem solving tasks.


Our main aims for children are to:


  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice involving increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
  • recall and apply their knowledge confidently and efficiently
  • be secure in using written methods for which they have a clear understanding.


Please see our Maths Policies below for more details about the implementation and impact of the teaching and learning of Maths at St Benedict's.


Maths Documents:

Maths Progression
Maths Policy
Addition & Subtraction Calculation Policy
Multiplication & Division Calculation Policy

Summer 2018 Maths Curriculum Newsletter


Please see our 'Class Information' Pages for year group specific information regarding Maths such as individual class overviews.