“Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.” 

Mickey Mouse







“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

Albert Einstein

Maths Vocabulary

Below, you will find the Maths Vocabulary grids for each year group at St. Andrew’s. These are the mathematical terms that children are expected to know and understand, with their corresponding definitions.

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Maths Assessment

These are the assessment grids used to monitor and assess Maths at St. Andrew’s. To reach the expected standard for their stage, children to need to achieve every highlighted objective.

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“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.”

William Paul Thurston




Going for Gold!

To be Gold in Mathematics:

For pupils to develop mastery with greater depth they need to demonstrate the ability to:

– Solve problems of greater complexity (i.e. where the approach is not immediately obvious), demonstrating creativity and imagination.
– Independently explore and investigate mathematical contexts and structures, communicate results clearly and systematically explain and generalise the mathematics.


Maths Updates

Landing at Gold with Shakespeare.

During their topic of Shakespeare, Year 5 have researched and located the counties and rivers surrounding Shakespeare’s place of birth. They have then provided a map and the grid reference of key places in Shakespeare’s life. So if you’re interested in visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon it is worth checking with the Year 5. They know where to go! Joined up learning included geography, history, English and maths. Brilliant work Year... read more

Learning Maths through PE

The children in Year one have been developing their Maths skills through PE.  The children had to count how many times their friend could bounce and catch a ball, hop, skip and jump. They then recorded their... read more

Problem Solving with History

Children took part in a fun problem solving treasure hunt linked to learning about Roman numerals in an outdoor maths lesson. They worked in teams to find as many answers as they could to the problems... read more

Computing with Problem Solving

In year 2, the children have been using the bee-bots and ‘fake-bots’. They have been using the bee-bots to help with their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Through various challenges the children have been learning how to direct the bee-bots around a variety of routes, helping them to develop an understanding of the programming language. The children have then had to use their problem solving skills when making mistakes to debug their route and correct... read more