Our School
Maths at St. Peter’s
At St. Peter’s, our aims, vision and values are at the core of everything we do.
We are guided by the key message of our Mission Statement,
'If we follow Jesus, the world will follow us.'
They define our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, capable, resilient and responsible citizens able to enjoy a healthy life to the full.
Our inclusive school community works in partnership to meet the responsibility of developing each child in every way – spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially because each child who is a unique creation of God and loved by God, deserves this.
We deliver the Maths curriculum through the unique approach of the St. Peter’s Family and our St. Peter’s five key driver words: Faithful, Confident, Responsible, Resilient and Healthy.
Why is Maths important at St. Peter’s?
What are the key knowledge concepts in Maths at St. Peter’s?
Number - Place Value |
Number – the four operations |
Number – Fractions (including decimals and percent) |
Measurement |
Knowledge of number and PV from 1-digit to 7-digit numbers. Counting forwards and backwards in different multiples, reading and writing numbers, number lines, pictoral representations, partition, inequalities, compare and order, negative numbers, rounding, Roman numerals, solve place value, number and practical problems. |
Develop understanding of the four mathematical operations. Understand the symbols and meaning of + - x ÷ and = Develop strategies of addition and subtraction: number bonds, commutative law of addition, counting, number lines, partitioning (various models), column (borrowing/exchanging and carrying), inverse, estimate, mental strategies, solve addition and subtraction practical problems. Develop strategies of multiplication and division: Multiplication and division facts, commutative law of addition, doubling and halving, arrays, grouping and sharing, inverse, formal methods – column multiplication, division: long and short (formal and bus stop), interpreting remainders, solve multiplication and division practical problems. |
Develop understanding of fractions of shapes, quantities, amounts and objects. Fractions: Recognise, name, find, write, equivalent fractions, count in fractions, add and subtract, compare and order, multiply, divide, mixed numbers, improper fractions, simplify.
Decimals & Percent: Decimal/percent equivalents, round decimals, compare and order fractions decimals and percent, understand percent, covert between fractions decimals and percentages.
Solve fraction, decimal and percent based problems. |
Length and height. Mass and weight. Capacity and volume. Time. Money – notes and coins, £ and p. Area and perimeter.
Solve problems relating to all aspects of Measures. |
Geometry |
Statistics |
Ratio, proportion and Algebra. |
Problem Solving and Reasoning. |
Properties of 2D and 3D shape: Recognise, name, compare, sort, draw, make, classify, angles & symmetry. Position and Direction: Turns, rotation, angles, patterns & sequence, coordinates, plot, translation & reflection, Solve problems relating to all aspects of Geometry |
Construct and interpret pictograms, tally charts, block graphs, bar charts, time graphs, line graphs, pie charts, tables and timetables. Calculate and interpret the mean as an average. Ask and answer questions relating to statistics. Solve problems relating to all aspects of Statistics. |
Ratio & Proportion: Missing values, integer multiplication and division facts, percentage, scale factors. Algebra: Use simple formulae, linear number sequences, express missing number problems algebraically, find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns, enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables. Solve problems relating to all aspects of Ratio, proportion and algebra. |
Work in ALL AREAS of Mathematics is led by a strong Problem Solving and Reasoning approach to teaching and learning within the subject. |
What are the key Maths subject discipline skills?
How does St. Peter’s ensure progression in our key knowledge and concepts in Maths?
How do we know our children have made progress?
End points
FS children can:
End points
KS1 children can:
End points
Year 4 Children can:
End points
Year 6 Children can:
of each digit
formal written method of long multiplication
method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders,
fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
four operations
operations and methods to use and why
In Maths lessons, as in all aspects of the curriculum, children are true to their faith. This can be summarised through one line taken from our Mission Statement: ‘We are happy when we do our best in our work and play’.