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Subject Leadership 

Mrs Helen Bullen



At St. Paul’s we aim to provide every child, regardless of their ability, a high quality Mathematics curriculum that links to life in the real world and can be applied to their future lives. We will ensure children have the tools and strategies to reason mathematically and to solve problems, that can be applied to a wide range of problems and situations with confidence. We hope to instil perseverance, resilience and flexible thinking and to encourage our pupils to have a sense of pride and achievement when they have been able to find the solution to a problem.

Times Tables Badge Initiative


We are launching a new Times Tables Badge initiative in school, where the children in Year's 2- 6 will have the opportunity to earn badges when they know each of their times tables off by heart. Read the letter below for more details. 


We can't wait to see the children proudly wearing all their badges on their jumpers!

Times Table Badge Scheme Letter

NSPCC Number Day 2024

On February 2nd 2024, we took part in the NSPCC Number Day for the second year. All the children and staff dressed up for digits, where everyone wore some thing that had a number on. We had a fantastic variety of imaginative outfits from football shirts, calculators, dominoes and hand decorated t shirts. We all looked amazing. We also took part in school special Maths activities set by the NSPCC which challenged us to use our maths brains to the fullest. We all brought in donations for the NSPCC which will make a huge difference to children around the country. Well done St. Paul’s we are proud of you all. 

Puzzle Club

Children from Years 3 & 4 come to a puzzle club with Mrs Bullen on Thursdays after school. We have lots of fun doing lots of different puzzles such as word searches, jigsaws, crosswords and Sudoku puzzles. At puzzle club we learn lots of skills that we can use in all of our learning in school, especially in Maths lessons, and in our everyday lives. Those skills include working logically, spotting patterns, interpreting information and making links. 

NSPCC Number Day 2023

This year we took part in NSPCC Number day. We dressed up for digits and created some imaginative costumes that showed numbers or Maths. We enjoyed doing lots of fun Maths activities and challenges in our classes and on the playground. Not only did we have lots of fun, we raised over £230 for the NSPCC. 

Year 4 have been investigating area.

Year 2 using practical resources to make equal and unequal groups.

Maths in Pre School and EYFS

Maths Week England Escape Room

During Maths Week England, Year 6 completed an escape room based around The Gold Bullion Heist. It was quite challenging, but they were all ‘Brave Bananas’ and showed fantastic perseverance to solve the problem. Well done Year 6! 

Where’s the Maths in that?

As part of Maths Week England, we have been thinking about how Maths is all around us and not just in the classroom. We spent some time looking at images of everyday things and situations and finding the Maths in them. 

Using Practical Equipment in Maths

The children really enjoyed being playground marking designers as part of our Maths day. Here are some of the exciting things the different classes got up to.

While investigating common factors, Year 5 used counters to help them represent their findings.

Problem Solving in Year 4 involving adding three 4 digit numbers.

What could Tim spend his lottery winnings on? Year 4 have been investigating.

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6