St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

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At St Mary's we follow Inspire Maths. Which is a whole school primary maths programme that provides everything to support a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The programme is based from Singapore's leading maths series.


Our children are faced with questions throughout maths lessons that provide them to use skills and reasoning. At the end of every lesson, children also have the opportunity to solve extension questions and reasoning questions that put these mathematical skills into real life problems.



The main focus of maths teaching in upper Key Stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.


At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems using both written and mental methods of calculation. With this grounding in arithmetic, pupils will learn the language of algebra as a means for solving a variety of problems. In geometry, your child will learn to classify shapes with complex properties and will learn the vocabulary they need to describe them.


By the end of Year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long division and multiplication, and in working with fractions, decimals, and percentages. They should be able to read, spell, and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.


Some links and games to support your child at home!