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The school has adopted the National Curriculum for Mathematics as defined by the Department for Education.

Purpose of study – National Curriculum (NC), 2014

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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 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.

Follow this link for a more detailed coverage of the full NC ‘Programme of study’.

National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study - GOV.UK (

Intent for Mathematics

Mathematics equips children with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways.

At St. Bartholomew’s we strive to instil a positive outlook and approach towards maths. We want to remove their fear for failure; be resilient to making mistakes and believe that there is no limit for their understanding.

Our school places great emphasis on the child’s acquisition of basic skills, especially the rapid recall of number bonds and times tables. The children are taught to think mathematically and to problem-solve from a number of different perspectives with a focus on understanding the mathematics behind the questions.

NumberBlocks and Numicon used as part of our curriculum for the Foundation Stage.

White Rose is used as part of our curriculum for years 1 to year 6.  Please follow this link for additional resources to support your child at home:   

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) -The check will be taken by all children in Year 4 during the summer term (assessment window will be notified by DfE nearer the time). 

 In preparation for the MTC, please follow the link to the presentation shared with parents/carers in Summer 2022.
 Link to MTC Parent Information