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St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

We Grow, Learn and Achieve by following Christ.

Welcome to

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

We Grow, Learn and Achieve by following Christ.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." Albert Einstein
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
“The soul is healed by being with children.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky


What does Maths look like at St Vincent's?


It is a common misconception that hands-on practical resources should only be used in EYFS/KS1 -This is not how we do it here at St. Vincent's.


We feel that to get the best understanding of mathematical concepts, that all children need to be exposed to a range of stimulus. With Practical Maths, the children have this available to them.


Practical Maths is giving the children a range of different practical resources that they can investigate and deepen their understanding of how maths works.


There are 3 different areas:

Concrete - The children are given resources to hold and discover and then using these, solve a range of problems.


Pictorial - The children draw their own representations of mathematical problems and use this information to solve a range of problems.


Abstract - The children use the formal written method from our Calculations Policy to solve a range of problems.


Practical Maths is not a one-way system, the children are encouraged to use the resources available to them and their own pictorial representations whenever they want help to solve a problem that they encounter.


We are also embedding the children’s knowledge through a range of Maths Mastery Characters. This is a way of consolidating the children’s understanding through extension tasks and reasoning/problem solving activities.


Our Maths Mastery Characters are:

Extension Eagle

Prove-it Penguin

Reasoning Rhino


Through this use of Maths Mastery Characters and Practical Maths, we are allowing the children to gain a deeper understanding of both basic and advanced mathematical concepts that they then will be able to use in everyday life.



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Maths Parent Workshop - 6th November 2019

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Welcome to St Vincent's and to the academic year 2021/2022. In the event that your child has to self - isolate, please use the Home Learning Website to access lessons: ---------- Reception and Nursery applications for September 2022 are now available from the school office and our website (Key Information --> Admissions) ---------- Please join us for one of our Open Days in November - for more information please visit Key Information --> Admissions --> School Visits