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‘Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.’ Proverbs 9:9.

Our Intent:

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we empower our children with a ‘CAN DO’ attitude in mathematics. We encourage our children to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and aim for all pupils to enjoy, achieve and become confident mathematicians.

Our intent is that all of our pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematic knowledge to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.

We believe that through high quality first teaching, all children have the potential to ‘go deeper’ and broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts.


Our Maths Learning Journey

Year 1



Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6

The Mathematics Curriculum at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School


The Mathematics Curriculum for Nursery and Reception at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

EYFS overview Maths PDF


Please click below for our progression of knowledge, skills and understanding.

EYFS and KS1

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6


Here are our policies for written and mental calculations at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:

Calculations Policy Addition

Calculations Policy Division

Calculations Policy Multiplication

Calculations Policy Subtraction

Mental Calculations Policy Addition and Subtraction

Mental Calculations Policy Multiplication and Division

Year 1 arithmetic expectations

Year 2 arithmetic expectations

Year 3 arithmetic expectations

Year 4 arithmetic expectations

Year 5 arithmetic expectations

Year 6 arithmetic expectations


This year we are really focusing upon being fluent with our times tables. School held two parent workshops in the Autumn term to explain the new process for learning the times table facts within school. Below is the information that was shared. 

Times tables parent workshop

Here are the timetable booklets for your children:

1 times table

2 times table

3 times table

4 times table

5 times table

6 times table

7 times table

8 times table

9 times table

10 times table

11 times table

12 times table

Here is our corridor display, which will be updated with children’s names on a ‘supernova’ star. When a child can fluently answer mixed multiplication and division questions for a times table, they will be awarded a badge and a supernova star!

St. Joseph’s have become times table stars this term, so much so that our display board had to be changed for a larger one! #GoStJoes

Useful websites:


Upcoming Events

  • TBA


Year 5 have really been learning their times tables- just look at the progress from the Autumn term! We are extremely proud of them and want them to keep aiming for the ‘supernova’ stars and badges. 


Year 5- Number day



Year 2 have made a great start with learning their times tables by practising counting in 5s!


Year 6- 3D shapes and their nets


Year 5 are off to a great start with becoming fluent with their times tables. Look how many children can fluently answer random multiplication questions for different times tables!