St Louis Catholic Primary School

To love, wonder and achieve together.


At St Louis we use learning ladders to show the progression of learning and skills in each subject across KS1 and KS2.  Click on the Maths ladder to view. 

Our Maths Intent 

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Maths Subject Intent

Our Maths Approach

The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics 
  • are able to reason mathematically       
  • can solve problems by applying their Mathematics  

At St Louis, these skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics. With this in mind, a maths motivator is planned each unit. This is an opportunity for the children to apply their mathematical learning in a real life, creative context. 

Our curriculum is a progressive curriculum, allowing the learning to be broken into small manageable steps with each step building on the previous. Mathematical knowledge is constantly rehearsed and revisited so that children become fluent in their application.

Each Maths lesson starts with a 'hook' and an opportunity for Mathematical talk. The lesson then progresses with modelling, rehearsing and practising. The children will also have an opportunity for problem solving in all lessons.