St John's Catholic Primary School

To Live in Love


At St. John's we follow the Lancashire Planning Model in all year groups from EYFS to Year 6. 

Teachers adapt the lessons as necessary for OUR children and ensure that the content is appropriate to the year group and the children's needs; ensuring that we challenge, practice, reason and justify. 

A daily maths lesson is delivered in all classes and to compliment this we have weekly additional sessions offering number work, place value support and times tables practice.  We also deliver additional intervention sessions in small groups or 1:1 depending on needs. 

National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions


Solving problems and using lots of maths vocabulary. 

Year 1 & 2 

Working with numbers and applying our knowledge. 

Year 3 & Year 4

Working hard, looking at patterns and times tables. 

Year 5 & 6 

Solving problems, investigating & explaining.