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St John’s Vision for Mathematics


At St John’s we foster positive can-do attitudes, and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’. Our school is a caring Christian community where we recognise the uniqueness of every individual. We value and encourage everyone do their best so that ‘together we learn’. Maths sits at the heart of daily life and children will be given the opportunity to experience the awe and wonder of numerical and geometrical patterns and rules. We believe all children can achieve in mathematics and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems.   


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 and to model real-life scenarios 
  • 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 to be successful in mathematics.


At St John’s, we follow the White Rose schemes of learning which are in line with our mastery approach to teaching maths and with the National Curriculum. We chose White Rose Maths as they believe ‘Everyone Can Do Maths’ and so do we!