St Joseph's Rotherhithe



At St. Joseph’s our aim is to provide a Maths curriculum that meets the needs of all learners. Following the National Curriculum, our Maths learning is derived through well sequenced and planned lessons that are supported by the White Rose Schemes of Work. We also use resources from the NCETM.


We ensure varied and high quality activities that are pitched and matched to each learner’s ability. There is a strong focus on developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to manipulate concrete resources before pictorially and formally representing their understanding. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. It is our aim to ensure that there are many provisions made for mathematics to be applied in ‘real life’ contexts.


We assess the impact of our Math provision using formative and summative assessments. Teachers use feedback, assessment for learning and questioning daily to identify misconceptions in learning and use this to inform their planning to move learning on. Termly summative assessments allow teachers to use gaps analysis to identify the main gaps in knowledge which subsequently informs planning. Pupil learning is assessed using triangulation of data, books, observations and pupil voice.  


Maths Calculation Policy 

written calculation policy 2014 curriculum final 2.pdf

NCTEM Progression of Skills

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Useful Links

Mathematics Vocabulary

National Curriculum Glossary

Maths Vocabulary List

Suggested Maths Games 


Parent Workshops



Maths Calculation Videos

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 STEM Sentences

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Year Five

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