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Why do we teach Mathematics?

The National Curriculum identifies Mathematics as, ‘a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.



St Bartholomew’s School strives to give all children the opportunity to learn and develop key mathematical skills that they can apply to everyday life. We aim to instil a resilient attitude to Maths, to ensure children feel confident to apply their skills to a range of different contexts across the curriculum, through cross-curricula links, and beyond.  


We aim to provide a coherent, structured and sequenced Mathematics curriculum that leads to a sustained mastery and a greater depth of understanding of the mathematical skills. The lessons  All children will be engaged and will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the key concepts and make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems with greater independence. Provides equal opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects (cross-curricular links). Our maths curriculum is in line with the expectations of the National Curriculum 2014. For more details, please see the Maths Policy.

Vocabulary Progression in Maths

Skills and Knowledge Progression in Maths

Maths Week 

Throughout the year we celebrate maths in different ways. In November, we joined in with Maths Week England and held a 'Maths all around Us' photography competition. I am pleased to say over half the school took part and winners were awarded with maths related prizes. All the photos have been placed on display and the children have been taken to see the wonderful photos their friends submitted. Thank you to all those who took part and for your continued support in maths!


Our Photography Exhibition