Our Lady's

Catholic Primary School

'Go shine in the world and live as Jesus lived.'


Mathematics is a core subject and is taught every day. We use the highly effective Singapore approach to the teaching of maths which leads the children to understand mathematical concepts through the use of the concrete, then pictorial and finally abstract. Children are taught the most efficient methods of calculation: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are also taught the other areas of mathematics: number, fractions, geometry, measures and data in a structured and systematic way. There is a daily mathematics lesson and a dedicated part of this lesson is given to mental maths. There is a strong focus on children being fluent in maths and being able to problem solve and reason so that they are able to apply the maths they have learnt to a variety of real life scenarios. Our after school maths club is very popular.