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Bishop Parker Catholic School And Nursery

“Be brave! Stand firm; for the Lord your God is with you.” Joshua 1:9

We learn together. We grow together. We celebrate together. We pray together.


Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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.


What we teach

We follow the programme of study set out on White Rose Maths which links to the requirements stated by Department for Education.


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

· 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

· reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language

· can 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.


How we teach

We use:

White Rose unit planning and resources

White Rose Maths Hub supporting materials

Big Maths resources, planning and assessment

HfL Mathematics Assessment Criteria for use in ongoing Teacher Assessment

HfL supporting materials

Numicon resources

MyMaths/ Mathletics


Daily lessons in KS1 & 2 consist of a starter which includes 4 elements: Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation (CLIC). For the main part of the lesson, teachers use White Rose unit plans. These lessons take the format of either a guided maths rotation or whole class differentiated sessions.