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At St Mary’s we aim to equip all children with the knowledge, confidence, skills and passion to be able to be successful mathematicians wherever their life path takes them.

Statement of Intent

At St Mary’s we want to provide children with a creative Mathematics curriculum that envelops and celebrates the highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries. We want children to understand the importance of mathematics and how this has helped to solve many of history’s fascinating problems.  We want children to understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

Mathematics at St Mary’s will ensure that children understand how critical mathematics is to the development of our world and future including technology, science and engineering along with financial literacy and their future careers and lives. Ensuring that a high-quality education in mathematics is provided for our children, will ensure a foundation for understanding how wonderful it is and how it impacts everything around us. Children will be encouraged and supported in being aware of mathematics in the world, in reasoning mathematically along with appreciated the beauty and power of mathematics. This will establish a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Maths Aims at St Mary's

We aim for all pupils to:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through an assortment of and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • to be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead