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St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

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We believe all learners at St Nicholas of Tolentine School will and can achieve in Maths. To meet the needs of our learners, we deliver a mastery curriculum. We feel that assessment is at the heart of this and we see our pupils as mathematicians, undertaking a broad and carefully considered curriculum that improves their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We value highly the Ready-to-Progress criteria so that every child has the knowledge and skills to progress with their learning.

In addition to discrete, daily lessons, we seek to find opportunities within the wider curriculum to engage with real life maths. This involves applying knowledge to Foundation Subjects so that the joy of maths has a visual and tangible place in the children's learning. 



At St Nicholas of Tolentine, we follow the White Rose Maths Schemes for Long term and Medium term planning. We believe in teaching for Mastery. At the heart of our weekly and daily planning is Assessment for Learning. Please see below to view our Calculation Policy and Guidance. On this page you will also find other initiatives we use for teaching Maths at school. 

Calculation Policy

Key Learning in Maths

St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School follows the current government guidance for teaching the 2014 maths curriculum. 

Please see the document below to see the maths coverage from Reception to Year 6. 

Times Table Rock Stars


St Nicholas of Tolentine uses Times Table Rock Stars, a fun and engaging way for children to practise their multiplication facts. 
Children can challenge themselves by entering as a single player or play competitively by taking on other school children. It is a race to see who can answer the most times tables against the clock.

Please click the link below to head to the Times Table Rock Stars site. 


Progression in Language Structures in a mathematical context

At St Nicholas of Tolentine, literacy is promoted through all other subjects. 

For oracy and written explanation in maths, we use the Tower Hamlets Progression in Language Structures to support language acquisition and development. 


We do this by:

  • displaying sentence structures
  • modelling which sentence structure to use
  • improving the quality of talk
  • expecting children to use sentence structures from previous lessons
  • practicing mathematical talk in pairs or individually


Please see the document below to see some of the sentence stems that are used in St Nicholas of Tolentines RC Primary School.

St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School - Stakeholders and Partnerships

St Nicholas of Tolentine receives up-to-date advice and guidance from NCETM and Boolean Maths Hub with a particular focus on developing mastery.

Links to useful maths sites