Mathematics at St. Mary's is taught maths for an hour a day, with opportunities for maths in other subject areas such as in Science, Geography, History, Art and DT.

Children work as a whole class, group and in individual situations with support from adults and their peers independently. At St. Mary’s we provide opportunities for the children to solve problems, use real life situations and have hands on experiences to enable children to understand numerical concepts and learn to love maths. We encourage partner talk and working together to enhance mathematical language and discussion.

Significant time is spent developing deep knowledge of the key ideas that are needed to underpin future learning. The structure and connections within mathematics are emphasised, so that pupils develop deep learning that can be sustained.



Times Tables

We are working hard to improve the children’s knowledge of times tables throughout the school. A good knowledge of times tables is a fundamental tool every child needs. Each year group will focus on securing the children’s knowledge through weekly times tables activities. Could you please help support your child with learning these multiplication and division facts at home.

Times Tables per year group

Fs/Year 1 

Children should practise counting in steps of 1,2,5 and 10

Year 2  

Count in steps of 2, 3 & 5 from any number up to 100 and in 10s from any number (forward/ backward).Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.

Year 3 

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 & 100. Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables

Year 4  

Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 & 1000. Recall & use multiplication & division facts all tables to 12x12.

Year 5

Identify all multiples & factors, including finding all factor pairs.

Year 6      

Identify common factors, common multiples & prime numbers.


The secret to success is to practising little and often. Use time wisely. Can you practise them walking to school or during a car/bus journey?