Holy Cross Catholic Primary School


“Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
Albert Einstein

Maths is an essential part of our curriculum at Holy Cross, it is challenging but it is also fun and our children’s love for learning in this subject is evident!  We teach and learn through the Mastery approach, following our 5 BIG IDEAS: Fluency, Mathematical Thinking, Representation and Structure, Variation and Coherence; offering our children a powerful way of communicating and developing their life skills.

Our skilled and knowledgeable teachers give our children an opportunity to secure their mathematical fluency through a variety of strategies. Our pupils are encouraged to explore and explain their ideas by developing their knowledge of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. A wide range of practical classroom activities are used to help our children’s understanding of the subject. Holy Cross children are challenged at their own level on a daily basis within an environment in which they feel safe. They are encouraged to do their best, help each other and to not be afraid to make those ‘marvellous mistakes’ which they can learn from. 

At Holy Cross, the Mathematics curriculum is coherent and lessons are provided to stimulate our children’s curiosity, foster their creativity and equip them with the skills they need in life beyond school