St Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Mathematics at St Oswald's 

At St Oswald's C of E Academy, we believe that all children can be successful in Mathematics.  Our mastery based curriculum is intended to provide all with a deep, long term, secure and adaptable understanding of each area, which inspires and challenging pupils at every level.  We want our children to be able to apply their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in a range of different contexts, including real life situations.  Children will be provided with a variety of mathematical opportunities, which will enable them to apply and be creative with new knowledge.


We aim for all pupils to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately.


We use the National Curriculum, which shows the learning content for each year group.  It can be found here...

Each year, we start with place value; in other words, the value of each digit in a number.  Once our children have a secure understanding of this, they have the foundation for all other mathematical concepts such as addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, geometry, statistics and measurement. 


We follow the White Rose Maths Scheme small steps to progression, which are a series of learning objectives that children need to master in order to progress onto more challenging lessons.  These small steps are carefully sequenced so that each lesson builds on the previous one.  


A copy of our calculation policy, which outlines how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, can be found here along with a summary of the key methods used across school...

Our Learning

Maths week and workshops

Home Learning

Quick Recall Facts

Learning from home

Measuring at home

Useful Links

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