St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester


Mathematics is essential to everyday life. Through teaching and learning, we aim to ensure that all pupils become confident and fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through systematic teaching which   provides children with varied and frequent  opportunities to practice and apply their skills to increasingly complex problems over time.


Our teaching programme is based on the Primary National Curriculum 2014 and sets out what children learn on a year by year basis in the areas of:

  • Number – place value; addition & subtraction; multiplication & division; fractions, decimals
  • Measurement
  • Geometry – properties of shape; position & direction
  • Statistics


At St Paul's, we teach maths in blocked strands. For example, two weeks of daily lessons may be spent  teaching fractions.  This give our children the opportunity to extend and deepen their understanding and apply their knowledge in this area across a range of contexts.