St. Agnes' Catholic Primary School

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An introduction to Mathematics at St Agnes’ School


Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.


Mathematics 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.


So at St Agnes’ we support children to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

To help you understand what the Maths Curriculum looks like in each year group, please see our progression maps below

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