St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

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Rising Stars Maths Framework



Year 1


Year 3

Year 5


Year 2


Year 4

Year 6


Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides 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.

At St Osmund’s we encourage the learning of mathematical concepts through a variety of methods. The emphasis is on understanding and using mathematics, developing competence in calculation and devising strategies to tackle mathematical problems. Children will be expected to develop their skills in mental, oral and practical maths activities. More formal methods of recording may be introduced gradually, with greater certainty that the children confidently understand what they are doing. We use a variety of materials to support our mathematics teaching; our teachers know that maths is never ‘one size fits all’ Different learners find different strategies and ways of visualising maths. The four domains of maths in the NC14 are Number, Geometry, Measurement, and Statistics. As the children get older they also study Ratio and Algebra.

The NC14 expectation is that “the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study in maths at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.”

At St Osmund’s our curriculum is planned to ensure that a significant majority of our children are working securely at or in excess of the expectations for their year group by the end of the school year and to achieve this we track their progress against the Rising Stars Frameworks.


Calculation Policies

We have included our Calculation Policies below to help you as you support your child's learning at home.  The way we teach calculation strategies may well be different to your own experience - we hope these documents are of use and clarify the way these key skills are taught here at St Osmund's.