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Welcome to

Our Lady & St. Gerard's

R.C. Primary School

United in love and the light of Jesus, we inspire one another to learn, grow and shine.

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Subject Leader: Mr N. Vaughan


As a school, we aim to develop all pupils' mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding of concepts in order to prepare them for using their mathematical skills, with fluency, in everyday life. We strive to make mathematics enjoyable and relevant to the children, placing emphasis on applying skills and concepts to problem solving activities, thus encouraging independent thinkers. As such, we are adopting a 'Mastery' approach to the teaching of maths across the school.  We follow the White Rose Maths (WRM) schemes of work and use the WRM workbooks to support  teaching.





Curriculum aims


Our aims for mathematics are based on those in The National Curriculum (2014), which sets out three key aims.  

  1. Fluency- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. 

  2. Reasoning- To reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.  

  3. Problem Solving- To 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.  

The Mastery Approach

Mathematics in Early Years

Sumdog - Homework Activities


Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 are set maths homework each week using Sumdog. Every child  has their own Sumdog login and can access the homework as well as additional activities and games.  Sumdog is a program we use to help children develop and apply their mathematical learning through games and challenges.  Teachers set practice tasks, challenges and class competitions.  We sometimes even compete against children from other schools in Lancashire!

If your child has forgotten / lost their login details, please speak to the class teacher or email the school office.