St Eugene de Mazenod

Catholic Primary School

'Go shine in the world.'


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 concrete, then pictoral and finally abstract representations of number. 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. We use White Rose Maths as our teaching scheme and the teachers adapt the learning to the needs of their class.   There is a daily mathematics lesson and a dedicated part of this lesson is given to mental maths. Children have a weekly arithmetic quiz to keep their fluency with number and calculation strong.  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.