Our aim when teaching mathematics is to ensure that the children are equipped with a variety of strategies to apply to different situations, have the ability to think for themselves and develop confidence in using mathematical vocabulary. Throughout the year the children work on number concepts, such as place value, mental and written calculation strategies, shape, space, measurement and data handling. Problem solving and investigation are also used to encourage children to bring together their different mathematical skills. Links between maths and other areas of the curriculum, including topic areas, are made as often as possible to put maths in context. In order to promote these links further, maths is taught in mixed ability class based groups to allow for flexibility in teaching cross curricular sessions. In Years 5 and 6, maths is taught in sets. 

Details of the curriculum breakdown through the year groups in Maths can be found by following the links below. These tables show our expectations for what the children should be able to do by the end of each year:

o   Year 1

o   Year 2

o   Year 3

o   Year 4

o   Year 5

o   Year 6

Link to National Curriculum

More information on maths at The Marist can be found in these documents which we distributed at our recent Maths information for parents. Please contact your child's classteacher or Mrs Hough, Maths leader, if you have any questions arising from the information. Mr Lewin will be running a series of parent maths classes - if you would be interested please email

  • Progression in calculations at The Marist
  • Ideas for how to help your child at home with maths
  • Mathematical vocabulary from school