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Welcome to St Nicholas VC Primary School

'They will soar on wings like eagles'. Isaiah 40:31

St. Nicholas Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Our Maths Curriculum

We aim to maximise progress for all our children to help them to become independent, confident (have a go) and adaptable mathematicians.

We have adopted the mastery approach  in all year groups.  The Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach encourages use of manipulatives and images across the school.

White Rose Maths small steps materials and policies have been adopted to shape our long, medium and short term planning.  Class teachers will ensure coverage for the year but may vary the order and blocking of delivery based on children’s progress. We use a range of other sources to enrich, challenge and support children in lessons including Classroom Secrets, NRich and NCETM Ready to Progress materials amongst others. 

In Reception and Years 1 and 2 we have adopted the NCETM Mastering Number programme which promotes fluency with number.  From Year 3, children are taught the times tables with sessions frequently during the week whilst year 2 children have a weekly session to encourage rapid recall of tables.