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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Primary School

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Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum, and at OLOL we use the objectives from the National Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study and Abacus scheme as the basis for implementing the statutory requirements for mathematics.

‘Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary in most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.’

Mathematics Programme of Study, Department of Education 2014


At Our Lady of Lourdes we are committed to ensuring that every child has the mathematical knowledge and understanding needed to enable them to make excellent progress and leave us with secure mathematical life skills.

We are currently focusing on known facts within mental Maths to ensure that all children have a rapid recall of key facts so that they can then apply them across the Maths curriculum.

The children will be working to be awarded Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum certificates for their ability to know, use and apply known facts.

In order to learn known facts, children will need a range of oral and practical experiences


In September 2015 we began streaming our Junior Classes to enable them to meet more challenge in their lessons.

Teachers use a wide range of teaching styles and resources, including ICT, to support all pupils needs for mathematical development at their level. 


Convent Catholic Secondary School provides extension sessions twice a week for our more able Mathematicians in Upper Junior Classes.





Maths at home

Follow these easy to use videos to help your child apply their mathematical understanding at home.

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Key Skills in Maths

Please see below the progression of key skills in Maths that children need to acquire from Reception through to Year 6. 


Progression in Maths Key Skills

Calculation Progression

As pupils move from Year 1 through to Year 6 they learn a range of calculation strategies to support their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division learning. These are outlined in the below documents.


How to support your child with Maths

Please click on the below links to find further information on how to support your child with their learning in Maths.





Coming Spring 2016

Calculation workshops for  parents and carers!

Parent and child Maths Workshops for Reception Class in Summer Term