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Our journey to Mastery in Mathematics at St. Francis Xaviers R.C. Primary

Pupil Voice 

Ben (Year 5), "Every Friday we all do Froggy Maths where we practise and test our times tables skills. When you move up a level it makes me feel really happy and proud. Each day, we do a times table challenge against the clock. In lessons we use pictorials like arrays and bar models to help us to understand."

Zofia (Year 3), "In each lesson, there are different activities in the four coloured trays. We can pick the work which is most challenging for us and move up through the challenges!"

Freya (Year 4), "We play maths games like Bang Bang where you are against someone else and focus on one times table. You have to see who can remember the times table the quickest to find the champion! This helps us to learn our number facts. If we are stuck, we do 'Three Before Me'. This means that if we are stuck we
1. Read the question again and underline the important words

2. Ask a friend

3. We look in our book and use the apparatus to help us

If we are still stuck we ask our teacher." 

Luke (Year 5), "I like selecting the work from the tray because it helps me to challenge myself and work independently. This builds my confidence in myself. I can make sure  my work is not too easy or too challenging for me." 


Cross-curricular maths and geography - estimating, measuring and converting measures at Stocks Farm.

Reception practical maths

Using place value counters to support subtraction with exchange.

Year 1 Sorting Objects

Before Year 1 began counting objects, they impressed Mrs. Birch with their ability to sort objects in different ways.

Representing number

Year 1 have enjoyed representing numbers using fingers, numicon, tens frames, dice, bead strings, base 10 as well as numbers in numerals and words. 

Year 5 and 6 Able Maths Day

Cross-curricular Maths

Year 4 learning about tenths.

Using place value grids to support division - Year 4