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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school


Curious, Loving, Independent, Creative and Knowledgeable




Our curriculum vision is that our children are curious, loving, independent, creative and knowledgeable (CLICK) citizens of the future.

At St Antony’s, we are mathematicians. We want our children to love mathematics and to aspire to be the change they want to see in our world, to be a chartered accountant or maybe a statistician. The mathematics curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their mathematical capital.

We have designed the mathematics curriculum beginning with the end in mind. The subject content as outlined in the national curriculum supports the needs of our children and allows them to retain knowledge in their long-term memory.

St Antony’s is situated in a leafy suburb of the London Borough of Redbridge and the majority of children come from professional homes with access to a rich cultural capital. What our children need, is a more global viewpoint and an understanding of the diverse world in which they live.

As a Catholic school, our faith is at the heart of everything that we do and the principles of catholic social teaching are therefore drivers for our curriculum.

Our teaching of mathematics is based on the mastery approach – the belief that every child is capable of success. Our carefully designed maths curriculum endeavours to reflect this, thus providing a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.




Rationale for progression within Mathematics

A St Antony’s mathematician...

understands important concepts and is able to make connections within mathematics and beyond.


We aim 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 have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • 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.


We believe our children will:

  • acquire an enjoyment and love of mathematics.
  • develop positive attitudes to both Numeracy and Mathematics.
  • demonstrate and use their mathematics confidently within their daily lives.
  • understand that mathematics is a powerful tool for communication.
  • have an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
  • make mathematical links with other areas of the curriculum and become aware of the uses of maths in the wider world.
  • develop personal qualities such as perseverance, independent thinking, cooperation and self-confidence.