At St Joseph’s, we aim to provide high-quality mathematics education to all our pupils. Our mathematics approach supports our key aim to enable our pupils to be confident, independent and enthusiastic mathematicians. Our mathematics curriculum has been specifically designed to ensure regular opportunities for consolidation in order to identify recalled knowledge, as well as immediately address gaps. Most crucially, our curriculum aims to guarantee continued progression through year groups and key stages. We strive to empower our pupils by equipping them with the key skills necessary to allow them to go deeper into their mathematics learning, developing strong reasoning and problem solving skills. Moreover, we intend to give our pupils the opportunity to appreciate mathematics in its wider, real-life context and to be able to apply their mathematics skills beyond school life.

The overarching aim for our Mathematics curriculum is to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency, reasoning and understanding skills. Pupils are taught to apply arithmetic fluently to real life problems.

• Ensure all pupils are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
• Ensure all pupils can reason mathematically using mathematical language.
• Ensure all pupils can solve mathematical problems.

At St Joseph’s we follow the National Curriculum.  The Mathematics curriculum has been planned to be sequential and coherent. It is progressive so it builds on pupils’ previous knowledge and skills. Skills are embedded and therefore can be transferred in a variety of contexts. The curriculum has been designed in this way so knowledge is secure in pupils’ long term memory.

Pupils have daily mathematics lessons, which reinforce mathematical fluency, understanding and reasoning.

Our curriculum incorporates the use of resources, problem solving and group work.  There is a sharp focus on teaching mathematics for mastery and the series is designed to improve the mathematics confidence of the learners.

Long Term Planning

Year 1 Maths Curriculum Map

Year 2 Maths Curriculum Map

Year 3 Maths Curriculum Map

Year 4 Maths Curriculum Map

Year 5 Maths Curriculum Map

Year 6 Maths Curriculum Map


Progression of skills

Documents below detail the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain at each stage of the curriculum.

Progression of skills – number and place value

Progression of skills – addition and subtraction

Progression of skills – multiplication and division

Progression of skills – fractions, decimals and percentages

Progression of skills – statistics

Progression of skills – ratio, proportion and algebra

Progression of skills – geometry, properties of shape

Progression of skills – measurements

Progression of skills – geometry, position and direction



By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.  Please see below:

End Points

The Year 1 Learner

The Year 2 Learner

The Year 3 Learner

The Year 4 Learner

The Year 5 Learner

The Year 6 Learner